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Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
Place of BirthLeningrad, URS
Height1.80 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
F12, T12
Further Personal Information
Wife Olesya, daughters Valeria and Kristina, son Miroslav [2020]
St. Petersburg, RUS
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health: St. Petersburg, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2007 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He played Para football but when he began to dream of competing at the Paralympic Games, he decided to switch to Para athletics.
Club / Team
St. Petersburg Athletics Academy: Russia
Name of coach
Andrey Eremenko [personal], RUS, from 2010
Senior International Debut
Competing for
Emmeloord, NED
General Interest
Spending time in his country house with family and friends, theatre. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T12 100m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Andrey Eremenko. (Athlete, 24 Jun 2014)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 07 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I don't consider myself an invalid. I live a normal, adequate life. I understand that, if I begin to pity myself, no good will come of it - only regret." (, 10 Oct 2012)
Awards and honours
He carried the Paralympic flame in St. Petersburg as the relay made its way through the Russian Federation ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 25 Feb 2014)

For his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he received the Order of Friendship from the president of Russian Federation. (, 10 Sep 2012)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 30 Dec 2019; Athlete, 31 May 2016)
Other sports
He played Para football at international level and won silver at the 2007 European Championship in Ankara, Turkey. (Athlete, 31 May 2016)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2020)
He has a congenital eye condition. (, 10 Oct 2012)
Other information
He and his older brother Evgeny have the same visual impairment. Their father died in a car accident when they were young, and he credits his parents for having encouraged them to integrate into society since they were children. "I played in the yard with regular kids, and my parents actively supported my hobbies. Therefore I always believed in myself." (, 10 Oct 2012;, 08 Oct 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008 100m T12 11.18
  2008 4 x 100m Relay T11-13  DNS
1 2012 100m T12 10.81
1 2012 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.66
2 2012 200m T12 21.81
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2011 400m T12 52.33
1 2011 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.99
2 2013 200m T12 22.25
1 2013 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.90
4 2013 100m T12 25.10
3 2015 100m T12 11.07
3 2015 200m T12 22.50
1 2015 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.11
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014 100m T12 11.50
4 2014 200m T12 22.90
1 2014 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 43.03
2 2016 100m T12 11.32
5 2016 200m T12 23.59
1 2016 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.74