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IAREMCHUK Alexander
Sport Para athletics, Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Russian Paralympic Committee   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthShangaly, RUS
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T46
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Anastasia, two sons Yermil [2017] and Arseny [2021]
Residence
St. Petersburg, RUS
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Moscow State Academy of Physical Education: Malakhovka, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age 13 in Shangaly, Russian Federation. He went on to compete internationally in Para Nordic skiing before switching to Para athletics.
Why this sport?
"From childhood I loved running, and it loved me back."
Club / Team
Arkhangelsk Regional Adaptive Sports School: Russia
Name of coach
Vyacheslav Sadovnikov [personal], RUS
Training Regime
He runs twice a day and, while on training camps, builds up from running 173 kilometres in the first week to 190 kilometres in the third week.
General Interest
Nicknames
Sasha (Anastasia Iaremchuk Instagram profile, 21 Jan 2021)
Hobbies
Playing and watching football. (Athlete, 29 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the T46 1500m at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Mar 2021; Athlete, 06 Apr 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Vyacheslav Sadovnikov. (Athlete, 06 Apr 2020)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. (Athlete, 28 May 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You need to be confident in yourself, otherwise nothing will work out. You should know that you are doing everything right and trust your coach." (the-challenger.ru, 18 Nov 2020)
Awards and honours
He was named among the five Best Para Athletes of the Year in 2019 in the Arkhangelsk region of the Russian Federation. (dvinanews.ru, 14 Dec 2019)

He has received the titles of Master of Sport of International Class in Para athletics and Para Nordic skiing in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 17 Feb 2021; Athlete, 06 Apr 2020)
Other sports
He represented the Russian Federation in cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Oct 2019; Athlete, 28 May 2016)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (the-challenger.ru, 18 Nov 2020)
Impairment
He is missing his left forearm. "From birth, my left arm was shorter than my right one. When I was five years old, my parents and I went to the regional hospital, we wanted to fix it, so that it would be like everyone else. We were doing this for about two years, then something went wrong, the bone began to fester and it was decided to amputate the arm." (the-challenger.ru, 18 Nov 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
1 2021 1500m T46 3:52.08
4 2021 Marathon T46 2:31:42
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 2019 1500m T46 3:54.40
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014 7.5km Sprint - Standing 20:15.8
8 2014 12.5km Middle - Standing 32:48.0
7 2014 15km Individual - Standing 39:21.3
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
14 2014 10km Freestyle - Standing 26:50.7
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
14 2010/2011 3km Pursuit - Standing 10:56.4
15 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Standing 24:48.6
14 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Standing 45:06.4
7 2012/2013 7.5km Sprint - Standing 24:09.0
8 2012/2013 12.5km Middle - Standing 40:29.1
4 2012/2013 15km Individual - Standing 41:27.1
4 2014/2015 7.5km Sprint - Standing 19:44.5
6 2014/2015 12.5km Middle - Standing 34:27.7
10 2014/2015 15km Individual - Standing 44:17.3
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
16 2010/2011 10km - Standing 30:05.2
17 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Standing  
9 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Standing  
6 2014/2015 20km - Standing 47:01.1
8 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Standing  
5 2014/2015 10km - Standing 26:49.0
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 1500m T46 4:02.69
1 2021 1500m T46 3:51.91