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Kirill ABROSIMOV
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Russia   
GenderMen
Born22 Nov 1991 in Yaroslavl, RUS
Height1.89 m
Weight 78 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Ksenia Lavrentyeva
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 2000 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
Yaroslavl Youth Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.4: Yaroslavl, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Voronina, RUS, from 2005; Alexander Petryaev, RUS, from 2017
General Interest
Hobbies
Studying the English language and advertising. (Athlete, 18 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in the 5km and 10km at the 2012 European Championships in Piombino, Italy, claiming gold in the 5km at the 2016 European Championships in Hoorn, Netherlands, and finishing fourth in the 5km at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Irina Voronina. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2016)
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 All-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 Lavrentyeva has represented the Russian Federation in swimming, winning bronze 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 gold at the Olympic Games and the world championships. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2018)

 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
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
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
29 2019   10km  
12 2019 Beau Vallon, SEY 10km 1:57:10.50
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