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LISOV Dmitry
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthDomodedovo, URS
Height1.81 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Ekaterina
Residence
Domodedovo, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Moscow State Academy of Physical Education: Malakhovka, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2009 with Phoenix club in the Moscow region of Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
After attending the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing as a spectator he decided he wanted to compete at the Games. At the time he was playing amputee football but that was not a sport included in the Games. He wanted to try athletics but was told by prosthesis specialists it would be unlikely he could be successful in the sport. He also tried table tennis, but was then invited by Sergey Gorbunov, director of an adaptive physical education club in Domodedovo, Russian Federation, to try ice sledge hockey.
Club / Team
Phoenix: Russia
Name of coach
Nikolay Sharshukov [club], RUS; Sergey Samoylov [national], RUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Sollefteċ, SWE
General Interest
Nicknames
Dima (paralympic.org, 08 Oct 2013)
Hobbies
Listening to music, reading classic Russian literature. (Athlete, 12 Dec 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (themoscowtimes.com, 07 Dec 2014)
Most influential person in career
His father Vladimir. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Russian mixed martial artist Fedor Emelianenko, US boxer Roy Jones Jr. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fortune favours the brave." (Athlete, 09 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 was named Best Forward of the 2015 World Championships A-Pool in Buffalo, NY, United States of America. (ria.ru, 04 May 2015)

He was named Best Forward of the 2014/15 Russian Championship. (paralymp.ru, 04 Mar 2015)

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 received the Life, and Tears and Love Award at the 2014 Return to Life Awards held by the Russian Paralympic Committee. (insidethegames.biz, 05 Dec 2014)

He was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] and Best Forward of the 2014 International Tournament in Podolsk, Russian Federation. (rbc.ru, 30 Jan 2014)

He was named Best Forward of the 2012 Russian Championship. (udm-info.ru, 20 Mar 2012)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and at the world and European championships. (Athlete, 12 Dec 2015)
Impairment
At age three he was visiting his grandmother in Kursk Oblast, Russian Federation. He was hit by a truck loaded with bricks as he ran across a country road. He had his left leg amputated above the knee. (themoscowtimes.com, 07 Dec 2014; thehockeywriters.com, 15 Jul 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
7 2011 Team  
1 2016 Team