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USSOLTSEV Sergey
Sport Para athletics, Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Kazakhstan   
GenderMen
Age47
Place of BirthSmirnovo, URS
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Two children
Residence
Petropavl, KAZ
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Coaching, Finance - North Kazakhstan State University: Petropavl, KAZ
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1999 in Petropavl, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
"Sport is life."
Club / Team
Umit Sports Club for the Impaired: Petropavl, KAZ
Name of coach
Vasily Kolomiyets [national], KAZ; Anton Zhdanovich [personal], KAZ
Senior International Debut
Year
2016 [Para Nordic skiing]
Competing for
Kazakhstan
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing the guitar, music. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing first in the wheelchair race at the 2004 Siberian International Marathon in Omsk, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Swiss wheelchair racer Heinz Frei. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Without making an effort, you won't pull a fish out of the pond." (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 22 Dec 2021)
Other sports
He has represented Kazakhstan in both Para athletics and Para Nordic skiing. He competed in athletics in the T54 category at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, and in both biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Dec 2021; Athlete, 18 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 22 Dec 2021)
Impairment
In 1995 he was involved in an accident that resulted in the amputation of his left leg. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
24 2004 5000m T54 11:53.60 
24 2004 10000m T54 24:38.80 
32 2004 Marathon T54 2:39:54 
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
16 2018 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 27:20.9
11 2018 12.5km Middle - Sitting 53:36.8
13 2018 15km Individual - Sitting 55:34.8
15 2022 6km Sprint - Sitting 22:00.9
14 2022 10km Middle - Sitting 35:53.1
15 2022 12.5km Individual - Sitting 46:51.2
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
15 2018 15km - Sitting 45:38.2
Qualification 2018 Sprint - Sitting 3:31.63
20 2018 7.5km - Sitting 26:07.7
12 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 31:41.2
Qualification 2022 Sprint - Sitting 2:56.7
22 2022 10km - Sitting 38:52.2
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
10 2018/2019 12.5km Middle - Sitting 50:27.6
12 2018/2019 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 27:36.0
10 2018/2019 15km Individual - Sitting 57:23.4
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
22 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Sitting  
16 2016/2017 15km - Sitting 48:03.9
19 2016/2017 10km - Sitting 22:45.4
11 2018/2019 10km - Sitting 25:08.6
11 2018/2019 Sprint - Sitting  
12 2018/2019 15km - Sitting 55:34.7
Asian Para Games (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2014 400m T54 58.67
Heats 2014 800m T54  DSQ
Heats 2014 1500m T54 3:35.43