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Kirill ABROSIMOV
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC ROC   
GenderMen
Born22 Nov 1991 in Yaroslavl, RUS
Height1.89 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Ksenia
Residence
Yaroslavl, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Geography - Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1999 in Yaroslavl, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"My older brother Anton was doing swimming. I watched him and realised that I also wanted to be a swimmer."
Club / Team
Central Sports Army Club [RUS] / Moscow Region Centre of Olympic Sports [RUS]: Yaroslavl, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Petryaev [personal], RUS, from 2017
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with friends, modern art. (yarsport.ru, 28 May 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 5km at the 2016 European Championships in Hoorn, Netherlands. (yarsport.ru, 28 May 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Demand the impossible from yourself." (Athlete, 28 Jan 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2016 Male Open Water Athlete of the Year by the Russian Swimming Federation. (swimswam.com, 24 Dec 2016)

In December 2015 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 15 Dec 2015)
Famous relatives
His wife Ksenia Abrosimova [Lavrentyeva] has represented the Russian Federation in swimming and was a bronze medallist in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2008 European Junior Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. (Athlete, 18 Aug 2017; russwimming.ru, 08 Oct 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (russwimming.ru, 21 Jun 2021; yarsport.ru, 28 May 2021)
Other information
JELLYFISH SHOCK
He could not finish the 5km race at the 2019 World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar, due to a jellyfish sting. "After many years in open water swimming, I was not able to continue the race for the first time after a jellyfish stung me. The burns were accompanied by an allergic reaction: dizziness, trouble breathing, severe muscle pain in the left arm and chest, and then throughout the body. Never before, have I experienced such sensations from jellyfish. It's a shame to end the season on such a note. Open water is full of surprises." (cska.ru, 15 Oct 2019)

 Competition Highlights
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2013 Moscow, RUS 1500m Freestyle 14:58.40
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 5km 53:35.5
19 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10km 1:48:55.9
10 2019 Gwangju, KOR 5km - Team Relay 55:19.1
4 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km 54:45.9
19 2017 Budapest, HUN 10km 1:52:35.5
10 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km - Team Relay 55:55.1
33 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 1:51:37.1
34 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 1:50:22.5
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021 Budakalász, HUN 25km 4:36:06.2
8 2021 Budakalász, HUN 5km 55:50.2
15 2021 Budakalász, HUN 10km 1:52:07.9
5 2021 Budakalász, HUN 5km - Team Relay 56:03.2
15 2018 Glasgow, SCO 5km 53:16.7
26 2018 Glasgow, SCO 10km 1:51:20.5
6 2018 Glasgow, SCO 5km - Team Relay 53:49.5
14 2016 Hoorn, NED 10km 1:55:29.6
1 2016 Hoorn, NED 5km 54:34.3
7 2014 Berlin, GER 5 km 54:34.9
7 2014 Berlin, GER 10km 1:50:05.1
8 2014 Berlin, GER 5km - Team Time Trial 59:07.1
1 2012 Piombino, ITA 10km 1:57:46.8
1 2012 Piombino, ITA 5 km 54:47.1
7 2011 Eilat, ISR 5 km 55:00.5
4 2011 Eilat, ISR 5km - Team Time Trial 58:28.6
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021   10km  
3 2021 Ohrid, MKD 10km 1:54:58.0
  2020   10km  
11 2020 Doha, QAT 10km 1:50:05.6
8 2019   10km  
12 2019 Beau Vallon, SEY 10km 1:57:10.50
1 2019 Ohrid, MKD 10km 2:00:21.8
3 2019 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:56:12.24
24 2017   10km  
6 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:45:58.4
33 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:53:34.2
11 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:47:50.20
15 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:58:26.6
10 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:56:19.7
23 2012 Santos, BRA 10km 2:12:04.77
8 2009 Copenhagen, DEN 10km 1:59:38
2 2009 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:55:12.16