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SLEPOV Yevgeniy
Sport Para Canoe Sprint, Para snowboard
NPC Belgium   
GenderMen
Age54
Height1.76 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL1
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Svetlana, four children
Residence
La Louvière, BEL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He grew up skiing until his accident in 1991. He began Para snowboarding in 2004 in Uzbekistan.
Why this sport?
"I have loved being in the mountains since childhood, and had a passion for skiing that I tried to forget after my injuries. After several years of treatment, I tried skiing again but it just wasn't possible due to my injuries. But I did not want to give up on returning to the mountains. By chance I saw an article about snowboarding on the internet, and I realised that I might be able to do it, so I bought a snowboard and boots. At first it was much more difficult that I imagined, but I eventually learned the technique."
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Uzbekistan
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His wife. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2014)
Injuries
In 2012 he was involved in a car accident that resulted in a pelvic fracture and a shattered elbow joint. He required several operations and stayed in hospital for three months. (gazeta-lady.uz, 14 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life is movement. Move, don't stop and never feel sorry for yourself. Believe, and you will succeed." (gazeta-lady.uz, 14 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He has represented Belgium in Para canoe sprint, and placed 40th in the kayak single KL3 200m at the 2016 World Championships in Duisberg, Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Nov 2018)
Milestones
In 2014 he and Para alpine skier Ramil Gayazov became the first Uzbekistani athletes to compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. The 2014 Games in Sochi was the first occasion Uzbekistan had sent a team to the Paralympic Winter Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Dec 2018; paralympic.org, 2014)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a car accident in 1991. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2014; gazeta-lady.uz, 14 Mar 2014)
Other information
UZBEKISTAN TO BELGIUM
Born in Uzbekistan, he represented his country of birth at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. He then switched nationality and began competing for Belgium. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Dec 2018; Athlete, 14 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
32 2014 Snowboardcross - Standing 3:02.13
European Championships - Para Canoe Sprint
Rank Year Event Result
9 2016 Canoe single VL3 200m 1:02.804
13 2016 Kayak single KL3 200m  DNS