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MURVANIDZE Lasha
Sport Football 7-a-side
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age36
Place of BirthOrdzonikidze, URS
Height1.78 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
FT8
Further Personal Information
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Georgian, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began in 1997 at age 10 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Olympia CP Fotball Club: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Avtandil Baramidze, RUS, from 1997
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defender
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Russia
Opponent
Canada
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Montreal, QC, CAN
General Interest
Nicknames
Lasha (Athlete, 15 May 2016)
Hobbies
Driving his car, spending time with family and friends. (Athlete, 15 May 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 15 May 2016)
Most influential person in career
Head coach of the Russian national team Avtandil Baramidze. (Athlete, 15 May 2016)
Hero / Idol
French footballer Zinedine Zidane. (Athlete, 15 May 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fair play and never surrender!" (Athlete, 15 May 2016)
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)
Ambitions
To become a double Paralympic champion. (Athlete, 15 May 2016)

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