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SMIRNOV Igor
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthGatchina, URS
Weight 107 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
St. Petersburg, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Higher education
Sport Studies - Leningrad State University: St. Petersburg, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up weightlifting and powerlifting while attending university, and began training seriously as a para-athlete in 2012.
Why this sport?
Powerlifting coach Vladimir Larionov noticed him during his last year of studies and encouraged him to pursue para-sports.
Name of coach
Vladimir Larionov [club], RUS, from 2012
General Interest
Hobbies
Going to the cinema, supporting Russian football club Zenit St. Petersburg. (fondopora.ru, 11 Nov 2015)
Awards and honours
He holds the national title of Candidate for Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (fpri.ru, 27 May 2015)
Impairment
He injured himself while in his third year at university, which resulted in his left leg being amputated above the knee. (fondopora.ru, 11 Nov 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015 107kg 195