|Born||17 April 1990 (age 29)|
|Education||Rockhampton Grammar School|
|Club||Sydney University Boat Club|
Known as "Sasha", Belonogoff was born in Moura, Queensland and raised in Rockhampton. He attended Moura State Primary School and Rockhampton Grammar School. He studied for a B Applied Science at the University of Sydney. He is currently studying Medicine at James Cook University in Far North Queensland. His family is Russian.
Club and national career
Belonogoff rows from the Sydney University Boat Club. For the five consecutive years 2011 to 2015 he was the New South Wales state representative selected to race for the Presidents Cup - the men's single scull - in the Interstate Regatta at the Australian Rowing Championships. He won that event in 2014 and 2015.
International rowing career
Belonogoff's Australian representative debut was in a double scull with Nicholas Barneier at the 2008 Junior World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria. They rowed to a bronze medal. In 2009, 2010 and 2012 he represented at the World Rowing U23 Championships in a quad scull in respectively Racice, Brest and Trakai. He won bronze medals in 2009 and 2012.
In 2013 Belonogoff contested three World Rowing Cups in either a double scull or a quad scull and then at the 2013 World Rowing Championships he competed in the double scull which placed eighth overall. In 2014 he again competed in three World Rowing Cups in either a double scull or a quad scull and then at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam he won bronze in the men's double racing with James McRae. He continued to compete for Australian at every opportunity in 2015 racing at two World Cups and at the 2015 World Championships to fifth place in the double scull. Then in 2016 he competed and won the silver medal in the quadruple scull at the 2016 Summer Olympics in a crew with McRae, Karsten Forsterling and Cameron Girdlestone.