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GNEZDILOV Denis
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthRustavi, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Classification
F40
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sochi, RUS
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2015 in Sochi, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He met an athletics coach who introduced him to the sport.
Club / Team
Moscow Regional Training Centre in Paralympic, Deaflympic and Non-Olympic Sports: Russia
Name of coach
Nikolay Kolodko [personal], RUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2019
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Grosseto, ITA
General Interest
Hobbies
Hiking, windsurfing, hunting, fishing. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the F40 shot put at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 25 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
His coach and his family. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be the first always and everywhere." (Athlete, 25 Mar 2020)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 25 Mar 2020; minsport.gov.ru, 30 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To set a world record and to win gold at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2019)
Impairment
He is a person of short stature. (VK profile, 25 Oct 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2019 Shot Put F40 10.88