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SMIRNOV Andrey
Sport Wheelchair Curling
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age45
Place of BirthSverdlovsk, URS
Height1.80 m
Weight 95 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Yekaterinburg, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began wheelchair curling in 2003 in Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed sports prior to his accident and wanted to stay involved afterwards. He first tried arm wrestling, archery, darts, tennis and sitting volleyball before focusing on wheelchair curling.
Club / Team
Rodnik: Yekaterinburg, RUS
Name of coach
Sergey Shamov [club], RUS; Anton Batugin [national], RUS
Handedness
Right
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Championship
Location
Sursee, SUI
General Interest
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 holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 16 Apr 2017)
Impairment
At age 12 he fell and hit his back, which caused paralysis to the lower part of his body. (ural.kp.ru, 08 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
9 2003/2004 Team  
15 2004/2005 Team  
8 2006/2007 Team  
10 2007/2008 Team  
4 2010/2011 Team  
1 2011/2012 Team  
5 2012/2013 Team  
1 2014/2015 Team  
1 2015/2016 Team  
2 2016/2017 Team