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Taganrog Paralympian Alexander Skaliukh Wins Bronze at 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo

September 3, 2021: 2020 Summer Paralympic Games are currently being held in Tokyo. Carrying on the glorious tradition of Yelena Osipova from Taganrog, who had earlier contributed two silvers to Team Russia's medal table at 2020 Summer Olympics, Alexander Skaliukh won his bronze medal in the finals of the swimming men's 100m butterfly.

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Alexander Skaliukh is a 27-year-old swimmer, Russian Merited Master of Sports, fivefold world champion, and fivefold champion of Europe. He was born in Taganrog, graduated from the local secondary school No. 20 and Taganrog Chekhov Teachers' College.

The Paralympic athlete started his sports career in the age of 7 in the youth sports school No. 27. Alexander Skaliukh's first trainer was Sergey Dyvenko; he is currently trained by Alexey Polyakov.

We are proud of Alexander Skaliukh's achievements and look forward to meeting the athlete in Taganrog.