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PROKHOROV Anton
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age28
Height1.85 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Anisa, son Oscar
Residence
Ishim, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Teaching - Ishim State Pedagogical University: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2009 in Tyumen region of the Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"The choice was mine. After speaking to social worker Tatiana Mazhukina, I asked her to find a coach for me. That was Oleg Skamorovsky, who my sports results began to improve with."
Club / Team
Tyumen Regional Centre of Sports Preparation: Russia
Name of coach
Oleg Skamorovsky [personal], RUS, from 2009
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Swansea, WAL
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching football. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T42 200m at the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales, and claiming two silver medals at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
Social worker Tatiana Mazhukina. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Hero / Idol
British distance runner Mo Farah, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, South African runner Oscar Pistorius, British Para athlete Richard Whitehead. (Athlete, 01 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
He carried the Paralympic torch in Biysk, Russian Federation, as the relay made its way through the country ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (altapress.ru, 06 Feb 2014)

He was named the 2012 Best Athlete with an Impairment in Ishim, Russian Federation. (admtyumen.ru, 20 Mar 2013)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 30 Dec 2019; Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to set a world record. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Impairment
He lost his left arm in a childhood accident. His right leg was also seriously injured. (vishime.ru, 10 Jun 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2015 100m T42 12.24
2 2015 200m T42 24.85
3 2015 4 x 100m Relay T42-47 44.27
4 2019 100m T63 12.42
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 100m T42 13.48
1 2014 200m T42 26.48
2 2016 100m T42 12.24
3 2016 200m T42 26.16
2 2016 4 x 100m Relay T42-47 44.03