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SIDORCHUK Pavel
Sport Para athletics
NPC Kazakhstan   
GenderMen
Age55
Place of BirthKustanai, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Alla, daughter Maria
Residence
Lisakovsk, KAZ
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in his thirties at the Sparta sports club in Lisakovsk, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
Following his amputation he tried sitting volleyball, weightlifting and swimming but switched to athletics as it suited him best. His coach heard about Para sport competitions in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Sidorchuk found the money to fund his journey there.
General Interest
Injuries
He has suffered from osteomyelitis, an infection of the bone. (comode.kz, 30 Dec 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was named one of the Best Athletes with an Impairment in the Kostanay region in Kazakhstan. (top-news.kz, 01 Jan 2017)

He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (alau.kz, 12 Oct 2011)
Impairment
Both his legs were amputated as the result of a train accident at age 27. Working as an assistant to a train conductor, he was in a hurry to get to a date when he climbed over an open train car and fell off. He then spent a year in hospital being treated for his injuries as well as gangrene. (comode.kz, 30 Dec 2014; kstnews.kz, 19 Jun 2012)
Other information
MYSTERY ILLNESS
In December 2016 he began to experience a constantly dry mouth due to a lack of saliva. Doctors were unable to diagnose the cause of the problem following a series of tests. (time.kz, 14 Mar 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
13 2013 Javelin Throw F57/58 28.96
11 2013 Shot Put F56/57 11.01
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014 Shot Put F57 10.93
11 2014 Javelin Throw F57 29.06
8 2014 Discus Throw F57 35.30
13 2018 Discus Throw F57 31.22
8 2018 Shot Put F56/57 11.02
11 2018 Javelin Throw F56/57 30.97