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SLINKIN Mikhail
Sport Para athletics, Para snowboard
NPC Neutral Paralympic Athletes   
GenderMen
Age25
Place of BirthNyagan, RUS
Height1.79 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Economics - Ugra State University: Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding in 2016 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"I switched from cross-country skiing and athletics to snowboarding. I learned that there are upper limb amputees in Para snowboarding and wished to try myself in this sport."
Club / Team
Ugra Adaptive Sports Centre: Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS
Name of coach
Nikita Kovalenko [personal], RUS, from 2016; Evgeny Pronashko [national], RUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Cup
Location
Landgraaf, NED
General Interest
Nicknames
Misha (ugra-news.ru, 16 Feb 2018)
Hobbies
Fishing, football, fitness. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2018 Russian Championships in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 19 Dec 2018)
Most influential person in career
His personal coach Nikita Kovalenko. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
French snowboarder Pierre Vaultier, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (ugra-news.ru, 16 Feb 2018; Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Your boundaries are only in your head." (VK profile, 20 Dec 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics at the junior world championships, and won medals at the junior national championships in Para cross-country skiing. (ugra-news.ru, 31 May 2017)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 19 Dec 2018)
Other information
SPORTS PROJECT
He is the founder of Free Training Ugra, a sports project launched under the auspices of the Ugra Olympic Council in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation. The project offers free fitness programmes for locals from well-known athletes in the Ugra region. (Instagram profile, 19 Dec 2018; Free Training Ugra VK page, 14 Dec 2018)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as a member of the Civic Council within the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs division in the Ugra region of the Russian Federation, assistant of the Federation Council's senator, member of the Ugra Youth Parliament, and coordinator of the Ugra Governor's advisory body for the impaired. (Athlete, 19 Dec 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
16 2018 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
10 2018 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 57.00
World Cup Finals - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018/2019 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 43.62
3 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
2 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired