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Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Russia   
Place of BirthKrasnodar, RUS
Height1.52 m
Weight 53 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Further Personal Information
Krasnodar, RUS
Athlete, Student
English, Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Kuban State University of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism: Krasnodar, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training at age 14 in Krasnodar, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He was invited to his school's sports section and was spotted by coach Yury Shkabarnya. He says he did not initially enjoy the sport but grew to like it when he started winning at different levels
Club / Team
Kuban Physical Education and Para Sports Club : Krasnodar, RUS
Name of coach
Yury Shkabarnya, RUS, from 2007
Senior International Debut
Competing for
World Championships
Kuala Lumpur, MAS
General Interest
Volodya, Vova (, 25 Oct 2012;, 15 Jul 2012)
Playing the guitar. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2015)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There are no peaks that you can't conquer." (, 10 Jan 2008)
Awards and honours
He took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. His leg of the relay was in Krasnodar, Russian Federation. (, 05 Mar 2014)

He received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] in the Russian Federation, in recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (, 10 Sep 2012)

He was named 2007 Young Glory Person of the Year in Kuban, Russian Federation. (, 15 Jul 2012)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2015)
His spinal cord was injured during childbirth. (, 10 Jan 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012 52kg 175
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2010 48kg 140.0
2 2014 54kg 180.0
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 54kg 166