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Sport Para athletics, Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Russia   
Place of BirthSolikamsk, URS
Height1.67 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
T12, F12
Ivan Kuznetsov
Further Personal Information
Yekaterinburg, RUS
Higher education
Physical Education - Perm State Humanitarian-Pedagogical University: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 28 in Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"I was found by a coach who began dealing with Para athletes. He said that there was a good chance to go to the Paralympics."
Club / Team
Yekaterinburg Adaptive Sports School [RUS] / Rodnik Centre of Paralympic and Deaflympic Preparation [RUS]:
Name of coach
Oleg Kharitonov [personal], RUS, from 2014
General Interest
Collecting coins, finance. (Athlete, 15 Apr 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in T12 5000m at the 2019 Grand Prix in Grosseto, Italy, and winning gold in Para triathlon at the 2019 National Championships in Sochi, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 15 Apr 2020)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 03 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 15 Apr 2020)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 03 Sep 2016)
Other sports
He has competed in Para triathlon and won gold at the 2019 National Championships in Sochi, Russian Federation. He also took part in Para Nordic skiing World Cup events. (Athlete, 15 Apr 2020;, 05 Jun 2019)
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 15 Apr 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Marathon World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
7 2015 Marathon T11/12 2:42:14