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Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
Place of BirthBarnaul, URS
Height1.93 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Further Personal Information
English, Russian
Higher education
Management - Altai State University: Barnaul, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2008 in Barnaul, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"If you love, then love the queen. And there is just one queen in the world of sports - it's athletics."
Club / Team
Rodnik Yekaterinburg [RUS] / Altai Regional Centre of Sports Preparation [RUS]:
Name of coach
Sergey Manuylov [personal], RUS, from 2010; Boris Kaveshnikov [personal], RUS
Senior International Debut
Competing for
European Championships
Stadskanaal, NED
General Interest
Hiking, photography. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the T12 800m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and claiming gold in the T13 800m at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2019)
Hero / Idol
Russian Greco-Roman wrestler Alexander Karelin, Kenyan middle distance runners David Rudisha and Asbel Kiprop. (Athlete, 11 Jun 2016, 07 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Healthy body, healthy mind." (, 28 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 30 Dec 2019)

In 2015 and 2019 he was named among the Best Para Athletes of the Year in the Altai region of the Russian Federation. (, 26 Dec 2019;, 18 Feb 2016)

In recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he was presented with the Order for Merits to the Fatherland in the Russian Federation. (, 10 Sep 2012)
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2019)
Other information
He expressed disappointment after winning silver in the 800m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. "In an instant I lost my head. I counted on having enough [stamina] so I ran fast for 250 metres but the strongest one is the one who finishes faster. It's disappointing because I was really counting on gold. But such is life. As someone said, 'This was your Olympiad, but this was not your race today'." (, 06 Sep 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
12 2012 1500m T13 4:10.83
2 2012 800m T12 1:56.65
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 800m T12 1:50.02
1 2013 400m T12 49.16
1 2015 800m T13 1:53.16
2 2015 400m T13 48.42
4 2019 1500m T13 3:50.60
2 2019 400m T13 49.07
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 400m T13 48.99
1 2016 800m T13 1:55.26
1 2016 400m T13 48.37