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RAMAZANZADE Mehman
Sport Para athletics, Para cross-country, Para powerlifting
NPC Azerbaijan   
GenderMen
Age51
Place of BirthBaku, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Further Personal Information
Residence
Baku, AZE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Azerbaijani, English, Russian, Turkish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He got involved in Para athletics [shot put and discus throw] in 2008 in Baku, Azerbaijan. In 2018 he took up Para cycling, and in 2021 he tried Nordic skiing for the first time.
Why this sport?
"I didn't get into cycling, I couldn't go to [the 2020 Paralympic Games in] Tokyo, so I started skiing. Cycling, skiing, they suit each other really well so I decided to give it a try."
Training Regime
He has four or five training sessions each week.
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2022)
Injuries
He was unable to start his events at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing after sustaining an injury while warming up for the men's cross-country sitting sprint competition. (report.az, 09 Mar 2022; azertag.az, 09 Mar 2022)
Awards and honours
He was named Azerbaijan's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (IPC Entries, 04 Mar 2022)

In recognition of his merits in the development of Para sports, he received the Taraggi [Progress] medal from the president of Azerbaijan in 2021. (media.az, 15 Feb 2021)
Other sports
He represented Azerbaijan in powerlifting at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, in Para cycling at the world championships in 2019, and in 2021 he was classified to begin competing in Para Nordic skiing in the LW12 category. (IPC, 2021; Athlete, 19 Oct 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 07 Oct 2015; 1news.az, 16 Sep 2008)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 20 Oct 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
Qualification 2022 Sprint - Sitting  DNS
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
31 2021/2022 Sprint - Sitting