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LITVINENKO Vladimir
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age29
Place of BirthKemerovo, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kemerovo, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Law - Kemerovo State University: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
After graduating from university he found he had a lot of free time in the evening after work. He heard about ice sledge hockey, and with no club in his hometown, he called Alexander Zykov, coach of SHC Ugra, who invited him to a training camp. He went along and enjoyed it.
Club / Team
SHC Ugra: Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Zykov [club], RUS; Sergey Samoylov [national], RUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Ice sledge hockey is my work and hobby at the same time. It's boring for me to live without hockey." (csi-ugra.ru, 01 May 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)
Impairment
At age 10 he lost both of his legs after falling under a tram. (csi-ugra.ru, 01 May 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015 Team