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ZHIRNOV Andrey
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthUfa, URS
Height1.86 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T36
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ufa, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Bashkir Institute of Physical Education: Ufa, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2001 in Ufa, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Ufa Youth Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.15: Russia
Name of coach
Valentina Ivanova, RUS, from 2012
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Russia
Location
Emmeloord, NED
General Interest
Nicknames
Volchonok [wolf cub]. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Hobbies
Watching ice hockey and football, writing poems, fishing, hunting. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the T36 400m at the 2011 World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
His first coach Tatiana Shchepetilnikova. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Soviet ice hockey player Valeri Kharlamov. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When we are together, we are invincible." (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)

In 2012 he was presented with the Certificate of Honour of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russian Federation. (bashinform.ru, 22 Nov 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He was involved in a road accident at age five. (istoki-rb.ru, 11 Apr 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2012 100m T36 13.43
5 2012 400m T36 57.53
7 2012 200m T36 26.27
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2011 100m T36 13.26
8 2011 200m T36 26.39
4 2011 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 48.33
2 2011 400m T36 58.03
Semifinal 2013 100m T36 13.71
7 2013 200m T36 26.73
3 2013 400m T36 58.14
5 2015 400m T36 56.72
3 2015 800m T36 2:09.91
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 400m T36 56.90
2 2014 800m T36 2:19.38