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KUZNETSOV Ivan
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age32
Place of BirthMozhga, URS
Height1.80 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Anastasia, three children
Residence
Mozhga, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Moscow Social Economic Institute/Izhevsk State Technical University [MT Kalashnikov]: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2009 in Izhevsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"I have liked ice hockey since childhood and wanted to compete on the ice."
Club / Team
Udmurtia: Izhevsk, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Larionov [club], RUS; Sergey Samoylov [national], RUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching movies, sports. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Alexander Larionov. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Soviet ice hockey player Valeri Kharlamov. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russian Federation. (team-russia2014.ru, 18 Mar 2014)

He received the Order For Merit to the Fatherland [first grade] in Russian Federation, in recognition of his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)

He was named Best Defenceman of the 2013/14 Russian Championship. (pfo.ru, 25 Apr 2014)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2015)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident that resulted in his leg being amputated. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
3 2013 Team  
3 2015 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 Team