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KRIVOV Valery
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age31
Place of BirthKaluga, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T51
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Alena
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
General Interest
Nicknames
Valera (ria.ru, 14 Feb 2012)
Most influential person in career
He credits his family for helping him adapt to his impairment. "My parents and sisters were with me. All of us together started to learn to live in a new way." (neinvalid.ru, 01 May 2012)
Impairment
At age 13 he was playing in a lake on summer holiday with friends, jumping from an abandoned car into the water. However, someone had discarded some old furniture into the lake and one day he jumped from the car into the water and struck the furniture head first, severely injuring his neck.
Other information
(neinvalid.ru, 01 May 2012)

WIFE
He and his wife, Alena, were introduced by a mutual friend but did not meet again until a few months later after corresponding online. Alena, who lived in Moscow, decided to visit him in Kaluga. "I was afraid to go to him. In my area there are no people with impairments. I was afraid of doing something to offend him." On the contrary, Krivov says he felt comfortable with Alena from the start. "It seems to me that it was love at first sight. It's not important if you are in a wheelchair or not." The couple married on Valentine's Day. (neinvalid.ru, 01 May 2012)

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