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ANDRYUSHCHENKO Vladimir
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age36
Height1.90 m
Weight 105 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
F12
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Elena, daughters Anastasia and Yana, son Egor
Residence
Omsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Omsk State Pedagogical University: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 1992 in Tavricheskoye, Russia.
Why this sport?
A physical education teacher encouraged him to take up athletics.
Club / Team
Centre of Paralympic Preparation: Omsk, RUS
Name of coach
Sergey Babanin, RUS
Training Regime
He trains in his own sports complex in Tavricheskoye, Russia.
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Athens, GRE
General Interest
Nicknames
Vova (itar-tass.com, 03 Sep 2012)
Most influential person in career
Coach Vladimir Zamyatin. (Athlete, 12 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Willpower and aspiration to victory are more important than physical strength. Even if someone doesn't believe in you, it's necessary first of all to believe in yourself." (omsk-sport.ru, 10 Oct 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russia. (paralymp.ru, 07 Jul 2015)

He carried the Paralympic torch in Omsk as the relay made its way through Russia ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (admomsk.ru, 27 Feb 2014)

In 2008 he was presented with a gold medal for outstanding services to the Omsk region of Russia. (sportom.ru, 12 Mar 2010)

In 2006 he received a Sports Award from the governor of the Omsk region. (sportom.ru, 12 Mar 2010)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 12 Oct 2015)
Impairment
He began to lose his vision after an injury at age 15. (itar-tass.com, 03 Sep 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2004 Shot Put F13 14.00 
2 2004 Discus Throw F12 44.49 
12 2004 Javelin Throw F12 41.32 
4 2008 Discus Throw F11/12 49.49
2 2008 Shot Put F11-12 16.46
2 2012 Shot Put F11/12 15.21
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2006 Shot Put F12 14.91
2 2006 Discus Throw F12 47.61
12 2006 Javelin Throw F12 36.80
1 2011 Shot Put F12 14.86
2 2011 Discus Throw F12 43.96
2 2013 Shot Put F12 14.68
2 2013 Discus Throw F12 40.43
6 2015 Shot Put F12 14.43
4 2015 Discus Throw F12 43.85
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Discus Throw F12 44.31
2 2014 Shot Put F12 15.18