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LABZIN Alexey
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age39
Height1.80 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T13
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Daria, sons Vladislav and Grigory
Residence
Ufa, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Coaching, Teaching - Ural State University of Physical Education: Ufa, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age 25 in Irkutsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He competed at a local factory's sports day and was noticed by an athletics coach there.
Club / Team
Ufa Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.7: Russia
Name of coach
Vitaly Arefiev, RUS; Pyotr Buylov, RUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with family. (Athlete, 30 May 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (STV Bashkortostan, 19 Dec 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's not important where we are but which direction we go to!" (VK profile, 30 May 2016)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (fss.org.ru, 28 Dec 2015)

He carried the Paralympic flame in Ufa as the relay made its way through the Russian Federation ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (ufa.kp.ru, 20 Dec 2013)

He received the Order of Friendship and the Order of Honour in recognition of his performances at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games. (invasait.ru, 15 Sep 2013; aif.ru, 10 Mar 2010)
Impairment
In 1982 he was accidentally hit on the head by an axe. (UTV Youtube channel, 31 May 2015)
Other information
REMEMBERING HIS COACH
He dedicated his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London to his former coach Vladimir Protasov, who died in 2010. (irk.kp.ru, 21 Sep 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008 100m T13 10.88
2 2008 200m T13 21.87
  2008 4 x 100m Relay T11-13  DNS
4 2012 100m T13 11.03
1 2012 400m T13 48.59
1 2012 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.66
2 2012 200m T13 21.95
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2011 100m T13 11.09
1 2011 200m T13 22.49
1 2011 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.99
1 2013 4 x 100m Relay T11-13  
Semifinal 2013 100m T13 11.60
4 2015 200m T13 22.48
5 2015 400m T13 50.07
1 2015 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.11
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 100m T13 11.54
3 2014 200m T13 23.26
1 2014 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 43.03
4 2016 100m T13 11.23
3 2016 200m T13 22.48
1 2016 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.74
2 2016 400m T13 50.16