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VOLKOV Ilia
Sport Para ice hockey, Para Taekwondo
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age33
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
* unknown *
Residence
Krasnogorsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Management Information Systems - Moscow State University for Humanities and Economics: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010 in Aleksin, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
After playing sitting volleyball he was invited to try ice sledge hockey at the Phoenix club, as the sport was just developing in Russian Federation and the club needed players to build a team.
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
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with family, travelling, reading books. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, and a bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships A-Pool in Goyang, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2015)
Most influential person in career
His teammates. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Soviet ice hockey player Valeri Kharlamov. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always be honest with yourself." (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russian Federation. (mhl.khl.ru, 20 Nov 2015)

He was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] of the 2014/15 Russian Championship. (shc-ugra.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)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the world championships and at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2015)
Impairment
At age 11 he fell under a train and had to have his right leg amputated at the knee. (prochepetsk.ru, 28 May 2014; Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)

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