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KHUGAEV Gocha
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthOrdzonikidze, URS
Height1.85 m
Weight 73 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
T37, F37
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Two children
Residence
Vladikavkaz, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Georgian, Russian
Higher education
Information Technology, Mathematics, Physical Education - North Ossetian State University: Vladikavkaz, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2010 at age 26 in Vladikavkaz, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Stimul: Vladikavkaz, RUS
Name of coach
Vladimir Koroev, RUS; Valery Gagloev, RUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Games
Location
Sharjah, UAE
General Interest
Hobbies
Football, chess. (Athlete, 21 Dec 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the T37/38 long jump at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 21 Dec 2015)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 21 Dec 2015)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (Athlete, 21 Dec 2015)
Injuries
He has undergone several operations since injuring his knee after the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 21 Dec 2015; gztslovo.ru, 28 Aug 2013)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (rezeptsport.ru, 21 Feb 2016)

He took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. His leg of the relay was in Magas, Russian Federation. (skfo.ru, 04 Mar 2014)

He received the Glory of Ossetia Medal in recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (rso-a.ru, 19 Sep 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2012 200m T37 24.13
1 2012 Long Jump F37/38 6.31
7 2012 100m T37 11.89
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2013 Long Jump T37/38 5.71
Semifinal 2013 200m T37  DNS
1 2013 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 44.85
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Long Jump T37 5.59
4 2016 Long Jump T37 5.66
2 2016 100m T38 11.99