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POTEKHIN Ivan
Sport Football 7-a-side
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age37
Place of BirthDzerzhinsk, URS
Height1.84 m
Weight 74 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
FT8
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Ekaterina, daughters Dima, Tanya and Maria
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
NGTU: Dzerzhinsk, BLR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began in 2002 at age 21 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"I love football."
Club / Team
Lev-Chernoy Olimpia: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Avtandil Baramidze, RUS, from 2002
Senior International Debut
Year
2002
Competing for
Russia
Opponent
England
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Kiev, UKR
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 15 May 2016)
Most influential person in career
Avtandil Baramidze. (Athlete, 15 May 2016)
Hero / Idol
Spanish footballer Carles Puyol. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the national sports title of Honoured Master of Sport. (lc-olympia.ru, 21 Aug 2012)

He was decorated with the Orders for Merit to the Fatherland. (lc-olympia.ru, 21 Aug 2012)
Impairment
Acquired at birth. (Athlete, 15 May 2016)
Other information
LEADER
He captained the Russian Federation national team at the 2015 World Championships in Burton-on-Trent, England. (cp2015.com, 26 Jun 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2004 Team  
2 2008 Team  
1 2012 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
1 2011 Team  
1 2015 Team  
3 2017 Team