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PROKOPEV Ivan
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthOmsk, RUS
Height1.80 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
T43
Further Personal Information
Residence
Omsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Siberian State University of Physical Education and Sport: Omsk, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2004 in Omsk, Russia.
Why this sport?
Sergey Yushchenko, a former Russian Paralympic athlete and director of Prokopev's local training centre, invited him to try para-swimming. He later switched to para-athletics.
Club / Team
Centre of Paralympic and Deaflympic Preparation: Omsk, RUS
Name of coach
Boris Rzhishchev, RUS, from 2015
General Interest
Nicknames
Flash, Vanya (Athlete, 26 Dec 2015)
Hobbies
Ice hockey, friends, music, skating. (Athlete, 26 Dec 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France, and competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 26 Dec 2015)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Russia. (Athlete, 26 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To win medals at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 26 Dec 2015)
Impairment
His amputations were the result of frostbite at age nine. (kp.ru, 22 Aug 2012)
Other information
EARLY DAYS
At age five his parents divorced, after which he rarely saw his father. He lived with his mother until she died, at which time his grandmother took custody of him. (kp.ru, 22 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2012 200m T44 24.26
Round 1 2012 100m T44 12.21
7 2012 400m T44 54.74
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2013 200m T43 23.61
4 2013 100m T43 11.95
6 2013 400m T44 53.80
3 2013 4 x 100m Relay T42-46 44.93
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 100m T44 12.78
2 2014 400m T44 54.96
4 2014 200m T44 24.86