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REDKOZUBOV Valery
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Neutral Paralympic Athletes   
GenderMen
Age46
Place of BirthGukovo, URS
Height1.77 m
Weight 82 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
B2
Guide
Evgeny Geroev
Further Personal Information
Marital status
* unknown *
Residence
Sochi, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried alpine skiing in 1982 at age 10 in Norilsk, Russian Federation. He began competing in Para alpine skiing in 2007.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to try the sport after watching skiers descend the mountains in Norilsk, Russian Federation. "I began my career myself and fought to participate in the sport."
Club / Team
Krasnoyarsk Centre of Adaptive Sports [RUS] / Moscow Region Centre of Paralympic Sports [RUS]:
Name of coach
Alexander Nazarov [national], RUS; Natalia Brusova, RUS, from 2016
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Russia
Location
Austria
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, and his debut performance at the Europa Cup in 2007. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Injuries
At the 2009 World Championships in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, he suffered a knee injury and could not continue the competition. He underwent surgery and missed the rest of the 2008/09 season. (sportbox.ru, 26 Dec 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything is just in life, it just depends on how you look at things." (pyeongchang2018.com, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In recognition of his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, he was presented with the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [fourth grade] of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)

He was chosen as the Russian Federation's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 07 Mar 2014)

In 2014 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 14 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He became vision impaired after sustaining facial injuries in a mining accident. (krasnoyarsk.rfn.ru, 13 Mar 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
  2010 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
11 2010 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 3:05.98
6 2014 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:26.66
1 2014 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:43.21 
1 2014 Super Combined - Visually Impaired 2:15.87 
3 2014 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:33.57 
6 2018 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:31.26
3 2018 Super Combined - Visually Impaired 2:17.10
6 2018 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:20.22
3 2018 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:38.02
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2008/2009 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
  2008/2009 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired  DSQ
  2008/2009 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DNS
  2008/2009 Super Combined - Visually Impaired  DNQ
8 2010/2011 Super Combined - Visually Impaired 2:26.98
8 2010/2011 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:35.16
8 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:24.52
3 2012/2013 Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:00.11
9 2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:23.80
7 2014/2015 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:27.47
4 2014/2015 Super Combined - Visually Impaired 2:03.55
1 2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:09.28
1 2014/2015 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:47.71
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
2 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:41.33
1 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:44.11
1 2015/2016 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:12.76
8 2015/2016 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:24.55
8 2015/2016 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:26.68