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Sport Para cross-country
NPC Belarus   
Place of BirthNavapolatsk, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Minsk, BLR
Athlete, Fitness Instructor
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in 1993, and took up Para Nordic skiing in 2017.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed exercising and swimming prior to his impairment, so wanted to continue training in sport. "The idea of getting into the Paralympic team first came up when I was waiting for the ambulance. I even told the doctors about that. After the injury, the worst thing for me was the thought that I would no longer be able to train. On the third day in hospital, I already started to pull up on the handrail on the bed. The doctor forbade this, but I was determined. I was discharged in October, and in December I resumed regular training."
Club / Team
Republican Training Centre of Para Sports: Minsk, BLR
Name of coach
Mikhail Lebedzev [personal], BLR; Vasili Lebedzev [personal], BLR
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There are no desperate situations, unnecessary people, chance meetings and wasted time." (VK profile, 12 Dec 2021)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport in Belarus. (Athlete, 22 Dec 2021)
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 22 Dec 2021)
He lost his left arm above the elbow while using a woodworking machine in 2016. (, 20 Oct 2017)
Other information
He says his impairment has given him renewed happiness and motivation in his life. "Life is more fun, you won't believe it. Maybe it will sound strange and incomprehensible to many, but it became easier for me without a hand. You wake up and you want to give your best. I used to live in a crowd, not for myself. The injury has set me free. Now I am realising myself the way I want. It's a paradox but, having lost my hand, I became more in demand, interesting projects, proposals and people appear." (, 20 Oct 2017)

He works as an instructor of group programmes at a fitness centre in Minsk, Belarus. (Athlete, 22 Dec 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.