Marat Amaltdinov
Marat  Amaltdinov

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orenburg, Russia

High School:
Moscow Olympic Reserve N3

Event:
Breaststroke

Birthdate:
02/22/1994

06/29/2017

Purdue Athletics 2016-17 In Review

Bobinski: 'We had some really, really good things and some special things happen.'

06/23/2017

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

06/16/2017

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

06/08/2017

Amaltdinov Named Academic All-America

Big Ten champ becomes Purdue's first male swimmer to earn the honor

05/16/2017

Spring 2017 Graduates

75 Boilermakers earn undergraduate degree

11/11/2014

2014 Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center

11/11/2014

Miami/Intrasquad Meet

Season opening action for Purdue men and women

2016-17 / AS A JUNIOR
• All-America (200 Breaststroke)

Big Ten Champion (200 Breaststroke)
Second Team Academic All-America
NCAA Championships Qualifier (100 & 200 Breast)
CSCAA Scholar All-America
Academic All-District
Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (Nov. 2)
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
Academic All-Big Ten
• Competed primarily in the breaststroke events
• Recognized as the team's co-MVP
• Purdue's first-ever men's swimmer to be an Academic All-America honoree
• Repeated as the Big Ten champion in the 200 breaststroke, the first Purdue swimmer to accomplish the feat since 2003 to 2005
• Finished seventh in the event at the NCAA Championships, becoming the Purdue men's first full-fledged All-American swimmer since 2006
• Swam the breaststroke leg on the record-setting 400 medley relay at the Big Ten Championships
• Represented Purdue at the USA College Challenge in Indianapolis, an all-star meet in which he was the top finisher for the Big Ten team in the 200 breast
• Posted season-best times in the 100 (53.09) and 200 breast (1:52.79) at the NCAA Championships, improving on his second-fastest time in program history in the 100
• His 12 individual event victories were tops on the team among swimmers
• Accounted for 52 team points, ranking third on the squad, after also winning the B final of the 100 breast at the Big Ten Championships
• Scored in all four of his individual events at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational, winning the 200 breast and accounting for a team-high 52 points
• Posted his season-best time in the 200 IM (1:50.93) at Va Tech
• Swept the breaststroke events in dual meets with Notre Dame, Iowa, Michigan State and Indiana as well as the Big Ten Triple Duals
• Finished 31st in the 100 breast prelims at the NCAA Championships
• Helped the 200 medley relay team post the sixth-fastest time in program history at Big Tens
• Contributed to relay winners at the Indiana Intercollegiates and the dual meet vs. Michigan State

2015-16 / AS A SOPHOMORE
• Big Ten Champion (200 Breaststroke)

Academic All-District 5
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
Academic All-Big Ten
CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America
Three-time Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (Nov. 11, Nov. 25 and Jan. 27)
• Competed primarily in the breaststroke events
• Would have been seeded third in the 200 breast at the NCAA Championships but opted to forgo his berth at the meet in order to train for the Russian Olympic Trials
• Finished ninth in the semis of the 200-meter breast at the Russian Trials
• Established new Purdue and Boilermaker Aquatic Center pool records while winning the 200 breast at Big Tens, out touching Indiana's Cody Taylor by three hundredths of a second
• Led Purdue with 11 individual event victories
• Initially broke the pool record at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center in the 200 breast, which had stood since 2008, at the Purdue Invitational
• Also finished sixth in the A final of the 100 breast at Big Tens to account for 56 team points, most by a Purdue swimmer in 2015-16
• Career-best time of 53.18 in the 100 breast at Big Tens improved on his second-fastest mark in program history
• Took fifth in the A final of the 200 breast and fourth in the B final of the 100 breast at the USA Swimming AT&T Winter National Championships in December
• Became the first member of the Purdue men's team to win Big Ten Swimmer of the Week three times in the same season
• Posted career-best time of 1:48.82 while finishing fifth in the A final of the 200 IM at the Purdue Invitational
• Swept the 100 and 200 breast at the Purdue Invite to finish as Purdue's top scorer with 54 points
• Swam the breaststroke leg on the medley relay teams at the Big Ten Championships that posted the second- (200) and fourth-fastest (400) times in program history
• Swept the breaststroke events at the season-opening MSU Outdoor Invitational (LCM meet)
• Also swept the breaststroke events in the dual meet win vs. Iowa... recognized as the team's co-MVP

2014-15 / AS A FRESHMAN
• NCAA Championships Qualifier (100 & 200 Breast)

World University Games Qualifier (200 Breast for Russia)
CSCAA Scholar All-America
• Competed in the breaststroke and individual medley events
• Purdue's first freshman swimmer to qualify for the NCAAs in an individual event since 2006
• Established a new Purdue freshman record time in the 200 breast (1:54.33)
• Also moved into sixth place in Purdue history with time of 53.96 in the 100 breast
• Initially broke the 200 breast freshman record at the Minnesota Grand Prix (1:54.46) and then lowered it again in the prelims at Big Tens
• Finished 10th in the semifinals of the 200 breast at the World University Games in South Korea
• Accounted for 17 team points at the Big Ten Championships by finishing third in the A final of the 200 breast (with his season best time) and eighth in the B final of the 100 breast
• Also posted season-best time in the 200 IM (1:52.08) at Big Tens
• Finished 29th in the 200 breast and 42nd in the 100 breast in the prelims at NCAAs
• Runner-up in the A final of the 200 breast and also finished sixth in the A final of the 100 breast at the Minnesota Grand Prix
• Won the 200 breast at the Big Ten Triple Duals as well as dual meets against Michigan State, Western Kentucky
• Won the 400 IM with a season-best time of 3:59.88 against Michigan State

PERSONAL
• Major: Finance (Master's Program)
• Graduated with his bachelor's degree in three years
• Full name is Marat Rinatovich Amaltdinov
• Born in Orenburg, Russia, a community located in the southwest part of the country not far from the Kazakhstan border and due north of the Caspian Sea
• Parents are Rinat Amaltdiov and Julia Amaltdinova
• Family also includes younger siblings Dina and Amina
• Breaststroke standout attended the Moscow School of Olympic Reserve N3 where he was a medalist for his study habits

PURDUE PERSONAL PREFERENCES
Favorite Marquee Event: Olympics
In His MP3 Player: AC/DC
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Miracle
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: New Year's
Favorite Food: Steak & soup
Favorite Dessert: His sister's tiramisu
Favorite Purdue Building: Rawls Hall
Favorite Big City: Moscow
Unique Travel Locale: Peru
Country He'd Like to Visit: Japan
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: The life guards
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2016 Big Tens

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