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IGUSHKIN Vladimir
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Neutral Paralympic Athletes   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthPoronaysk, URS
Height1.76 m
Weight 86 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Economics, Information Technology - Komsomolsk-na-Amure State University: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
While rehabilitating after his stroke, he came across an advertisement for a snowboarding course in Finland. He was hesitant to take part at first, as the course was aimed at able-bodied people, but the organisers of the programme eventually convinced him to join.
Club / Team
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding Sports School of Olympic Reserve: Russia
Name of coach
Olga Zheltova, RUS, from 2015; Evgeny Pronashko [national], RUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Hobbies
Writing poems, singing, watching movies, skateboarding, mountainboarding, playing the harp. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning his first gold medal at the Russian championships in 2016. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2018)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't stop." (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was named the Best Para Athlete at the Sports Elite award in the Sakhalin region of the Russian Federation. (sakhalin.info, 17 Aug 2018)

He has received the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To become a Para snowboarding coach in the future. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2018)
Impairment
A stroke affected the right side of his body. (astv.ru, 21 Mar 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
18 2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
16 2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:08.50