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KEGELEV Evgeny
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age32
Place of BirthShopokov, URS
Height1.79 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Nadezhda
Residence
Krasnoyarsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2004 at age 18 in Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His mother Antonina took him to an athletics club.
Club / Team
St. Petersburg Athletics Academy [RUS] / Lokomotiv Moscow [RUS]:
Name of coach
Sergey Zinovyev, RUS, from 2015
Training Regime
He has five training sessions per week, each lasting three hours. He does not train on Thursdays or Sundays.
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Russia
Location
Brazil
General Interest
Nicknames
Zhenya (mir-la.com, 17 Sep 2012)
Hobbies
Fishing, spending time with his family. (Athlete, 27 May 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the T11-13 4x100m relay at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 27 May 2014)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (fss.org.ru, 28 Dec 2015)

He received the Order of Friendship in the Russian Federation in recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (mir-la.com, 17 Sep 2012)

He was named 2012 Person of the Year by Russian magazine Business Quarter. (newslab.ru, 11 Dec 2012)
Famous relatives
His wife Nadezhda has competed in para-athletics at national level in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 21 Dec 2015; vos.org.ru, 01 Apr 2013)
Impairment
He has visual and hearing impairments. (mir-la.com, 17 Sep 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2008 Triple Jump F12 12.97
11 2008 Long Jump F12 6.02
  2008 4 x 100m Relay T11-13  DNS
1 2012 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.66
6 2012 Triple Jump F12 13.87
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2011 Long Jump F13 5.92
4 2011 Triple Jump F12 13.62
4 2013 Long Jump T12 6.83
4 2013 Triple Jump T12 14.73
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 Long Jump T12 6.46
5 2016 Long Jump T12 6.44