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GONCHAROV Ivan
Sport Para athletics, Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age35
Place of BirthMoscow, URS
Height1.65 m
Weight 56 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Margarita Goncharova
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Moscow State Academy of Physical Education: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-skiing and para-athletics in 2006 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Vorobyovy Gory [RUS] / Rezept Sport [RUS]: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Gromova, RUS; Sergey Shilov, RUS
General Interest
Nicknames
Vanya (mk.ru, 09 Nov 2011)
Hobbies
Spending time with his wife, going to the cinema, cycling, listening to rock music, painting, luge, basketball, rugby, water polo, table tennis. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in the 7.5km individual biathlon event at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2015)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2015)
Hero / Idol
Russian para-athlete, para-biathlete and para-cross-country skier Sergey Shilov. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2013 he received the Golden Sleigh at the Will to Win Awards in the Russian Federation in recognition of his achievements in para-sport following the injuries he sustained competing in luge. (allsportinfo.ru, 11 Jun 2013)

He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 28 May 2016)
Other sports
He competed in luge at national level in Russian Federation until his accident. He also participated in biathlon at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Oct 2015; sport-express.ru, 11 Feb 2013)
Famous relatives
His wife Margarita Goncharova [nee Koptilova] won three gold medals in athletics at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and his sister Valentina Novozhilova played hockey for the Soviet Union team. (Athlete, 28 May 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 06 Sep 2012)
Impairment
He and his twin brother Vladimir competed in luge. In 2003 they crashed during a training run in Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation. Vladimir broke his leg, but Ivan was more seriously injured and had his left leg amputated above the knee. (ru-facts.com, 07 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
18 2015 5000m T54 11:27.54
Heats 2015 800m T54 1:44.57
4 2015 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:22.61
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 23:17.3
4 2014 12.5km Middle - Sitting 37:50.6
5 2014 15km Individual - Sitting 46:52.4
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
19 2010 15km - Sitting 45:19.2
Semifinal 2014 1km Sprint - Sitting 2:33.5
15 2014 10km - Sitting 35:18.2
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
9 2008/2009 3km Pursuit - Sitting  
13 2008/2009 12.5km Individual - Sitting 52:41.3
3 2010/2011 2.4km Pursuit - Sitting 11:33.8
6 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 21:33.0
2 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Sitting 36:30.9
10 2012/2013 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 24:05.9
6 2012/2013 12.5km Middle - Sitting 38:34.8
8 2012/2013 15km Individual - Sitting 48:44.8
4 2014/2015 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 22:50.8
5 2014/2015 12.5km Middle - Sitting 40:21.0
7 2014/2015 15km Individual - Sitting 52:12.6
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
22 2008/2009 10km - Sitting LW10-12 39:19.7
  2008/2009 1km Sprint - LW10-12  DNS
8 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Sitting  
9 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Sitting  
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
8 2016 5000m T54 11:20.68
10 2016 400m T54 52.93
9 2016 800m T54 1:44.41
6 2016 1500m T54 3:21.15
2 2016 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:08.72