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CHERNOV Aleksandr
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age30
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Further Personal Information
Other names
Aleksandr Safrygin
Residence
Chelyabinsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in ninth grade of high school.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed playing football at school, but when the football coach left the school his physical education teacher advised him to take up athletics.
Club / Team
Children's-Youth Specialised Sports School of Olympic Reserve No. 2 Emanzhelinsk: Russia
Name of coach
Viktor Gilgenberg, Vladimir Bereglazov
Coach from which country?
Russia
General Interest
Nicknames
Sasha (Start gazette, Feb 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He has a lucky number, 41, under which he has been running for five years. (Start gazette, Feb 2012)

To prepare for a race, he gets together with friends who are also athletes. "We talk, we try to distract each other and not think about [the race]." (Start gazette, Feb 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Without hard work and dedication you will never achieve high results." (Start gazette, Feb 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the national sports title of Master of Sport of International Class in Russia (emangik.ru, 01 Jul 2013)
Other information
SCHOLAR-ATHLETE
He enjoys studying at a university that encourages athletic training. "I like to study in a sport school, as it allows you to take up your favourite [activity] and does not impede [you], but on the contrary, goes along with your training." (Start gazette, Feb 2012)

PREFERRED DISTANCE
His favourite distance is 60m, but when he trained in his home town of Yemanzhelinsk, the course was only 40m long so he did not have the chance to train longer distances. "With time I have worked out the different sprinting distances." (Start gazette, Feb 2012)

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