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ELMIN Alexander
Sport Para athletics
NPC RPC   
GenderMen
Age31
Place of BirthBelaya Kalitva, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
F35
Further Personal Information
Residence
Rostov-na-Donu, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
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 took up the sport at age 16 in Novocherkassk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He looked for a group to do sports after school and found an athletics one.
Club / Team
Rostov Regional Centre of Olympic Preparation No.1: Russia
Name of coach
Igor Voroshin [personal], RUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Russia
Location
Stadskanaal, NED
General Interest
Hobbies
Studying the English language, fitness, reading books. (Athlete, 13 May 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the F35 shot put at the 2018 All-Russian Competitions in Sochi, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 13 May 2021; paralymp.ru, 28 Apr 2018)
Hero / Idol
German shot putter David Storl. (Athlete, 13 May 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Hard work will be rewarded." (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
He carried the Paralympic torch in Taganrog, Russian Federation, as it made its way through the country ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (novochgrad.ru, 05 Mar 2014)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 17 Feb 2021)
Ambitions
To win medals at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and further editions of the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 13 May 2021)
Impairment
He has had paraparesis since childhood. The condition affects his lower limbs. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2012 Shot Put F34 12.76
8 2012 Discus Throw F32/33/34 39.85
6 2021 Shot Put F35 13.78
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2013 Shot Put F34 12.79
  2013 Discus Throw F32/33/34  NoM
3 2015 Shot Put F35 13.87
5 2019 Shot Put F35 13.45
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 Shot Put F35 12.45
1 2016 Shot Put F35 14.06
2 2021 Shot Put F35 13.95