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MALETSKIY Igor
Sport Para ice hockey, Para powerlifting
NPC RPC   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthTopki, RUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kemerovo, RUS
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2016 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He had been involved in Para powerlifting since 2012. One of his acquaintances in the gym played Para ice hockey and suggested that he try the sport too.
Club / Team
SHC Ugra: Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Zykov [club], RUS; Ruslan Batyrshin [national], RUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
General Interest
Hobbies
Fishing. (Athlete, 31 Dec 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2021 World Championships A-Pool in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2021)
Most influential person in career
His family, his friends, and coach Ruslan Batyrshin. (Athlete, 31 Dec 2020)
Other sports
He has competed in Para powerlifting at international level, including at the 2013 European Open Championships in Aleksin, Russian Federation. He placed fifth in the 65kg category. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Jan 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 31 Dec 2020)
Impairment
Both his legs were amputated after he fell under a train at age 11. (rsport.ria.ru, 02 Jun 2019; nationmagazine.ru, 15 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
3 2020/2021 Team  
European Open Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
5 2013 65kg 110