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SHEVCHENKO Alexander
Sport Wheelchair Curling
NPC Neutral Paralympic Athletes   
GenderMen
Age47
Place of BirthMoscow, URS
Height1.82 m
Weight 95 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
* unknown *
Family
Son Stanislav
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Engineering - Baltic Higher Naval Institute: Kaliningrad, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up wheelchair curling in 2006 at age 35 at Club Ice Planet in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He liked the sport due to its combination of power, accuracy and logic.
Club / Team
Moskvich: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Margarita Nesterova [club], RUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Second
Handedness
Right
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Russia
Location
Oslo, NOR
General Interest
Nicknames
Zampolit (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
Soviet fighter pilot Alexey Maresyev. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian curler Thomas Ulsrud. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He visits the Monastery of Matrona of Moscow in the Russian Federation prior to competitions. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The impossible is possible." (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
For winning silver at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi he received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [first grade] from the president of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)

He was given the Return to Life award by the Russian Paralympic Committee at the 2013 VII Solemn Awards Ceremony. (paralympic.org, 06 Nov 2013)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 03 Sep 2017)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Impairment
He injured his spine in a car accident in 1999. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018, 09 Feb 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Team  
5 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
4 2010/2011 Team  
1 2011/2012 Team  
5 2012/2013 Team  
1 2014/2015 Team  
1 2015/2016 Team  
2 2016/2017 Team