Eskender Mustafaiev

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Eskender Mustafaiev
Personal information
Full nameEskender Mustafaiev
Nationality Ukraine
Born(1981-07-17)17 July 1981

Eskender Mustafaiev (Ukrainian: Ескендер Аметович Мустафаєв; born July 17, 1981) is a swimmer from Aqyar/Sevastopil. Ukraine.[1] He won a gol medal at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in the 50 metre freestyle S4 race.

Swimming[change | change source]

Mustafaiev was a member of the swimming team from Ukraine at the the 2011 IPC European Swimming Championships in Berlin, Germany. He competed in the Men’s 50m Freestyle S4.[2]

When he was 31-years-old, Mustafaiev won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in the 50 metre freestyle S4 with a time of 38.26 seconds.[1][3][4][5] He also competed in the 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 200m freestyle races in London.[1] He was one of three people from the Ukraine who was from Crimea who competed in London. The other two sportspeople were swimmer Dmytro Kryzhanivskyi and shooter Olha Mustafaieva.[6] He finished last in the 50m backstroke final.[5] After the 2012 Games, they gave him the Order of Merit for his sport work.[7]

At the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Mustafaiev won a gold in the men’s 50 freestyle S4 with a time of 37.96 seconds.[8] He won a silver medal in the men’s 100 freestyle S4. He lost the race to Slovenia's Darko Duric, who defeated him by a third of a second.[9]

Mustafaiev did not compete at the 2014 IPC Swimming European Championships and did not defend his world championship title.[10]

In October 2014, Mustafaiev, two other Crimean Paralympic and Deaflympic swimmers and a Crimean Paralympic or Deaflympic coach lost their Ukrainian sports scholarship. This was decided after reports they moved to Russia.[11][12]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Eskender Mustafaiev wins Paralympic gold". QHA. 3 September 2012.
  2. "Great Britain Aim to Close Gap on Ukraine". IPC Press. 7 May 2011.
  3. "El ciclista Alfonso Cabello da el primer oro a España". El Imparcial (in (in Spanish)). 31 August 2012.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  4. "ucraniano Eskender Mustafaiev (d) felicitado por frances David Smetanine tras ganar 50 metros libres EFE". El Universo (in (in Spanish)). 31 August 2012.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Event Results London Paralympics". My Swim Results. 2012.
  6. "Crimean athletes to vie for Paralympic gold". QHA. 29 August 2012.
  7. Сергея Аллахвердяна (18 September 2012). "УКАЗ ПРЕЗИДЕНТА УКРАИНЫ № 546/2012 О награждении государственными наградами Украины". Паралимпийский спорт в Украине (in Template:Uk).CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  9. "Benoit Huot Gets Local Crowd Excited With 200 IM Win at IPC Worlds". Swimming World. August 2013.
  10. "Eindhoven 2014: What to watch on day two". International Paralympic Committee. 6 August 2014.
  11. "Порошенко позбавив стипендій чемпіонів-паралімпійців, які втекли до Росії". Високий Замок Online (in Template:Uk). 14 October 2014.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  12. "Про позбавлення стипендій Президента України для видатних спортсменів із паралімпійських і дефлімпійських [...] Президент України;". Президент України (in Template:Uk). 14 October 2014.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)