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HRISTOV Mihail
Sport Para athletics
NPC Bulgaria   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthPleven, BUL
Height1.84 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T46, F45
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sofia, BUL
Occupation
Motivational Speaker
Languages
Bulgarian, English
Higher education
Law - University of National and World Economy: Sofia, BUL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Why this sport?
Bulgarian para-athlete Stela Eneva suggested that he should take up the sport.
Name of coach
Peter Dachev [personal], BUL, from 2011
Training Regime
He trains twice a day, six days a week.
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing computer games, being outdoors. (viewsofia.com, 19 Mar 2015; disabledsportsbg.com, 08 Jan 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals, one in the junior competition and one in the senior competition at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Peter Dachev. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Bulgarian long jumper Peter Dachev. (disabledsportsbg.com, 08 Jan 2015; Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Bigger, better, stronger." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Impairment
At age 15 he was electrocuted by accident. As a result, his left arm was amputated to the shoulder and his right arm was amputated below the elbow. (reporterbg.com, 13 Feb 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2015 Long Jump T47 6.57
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Long Jump T47 6.29
6 2014 100m T47 12.02
2 2016 Long Jump T47 6.54
8 2016 100m T47  DNS