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LATYSHEV Viacheslav
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age49
Place of BirthChusovoy, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2
Further Personal Information
Family
Sons Anton and Maxim
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para snowboarding in 2017 in Chusovoy, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He had enjoyed snowboarding before his accident, so six months after the accident he decided to try it again. "I did not have a prosthesis yet and my leg had not healed fully, but I really wanted to ride. I wanted to see what it would be like."
Club / Team
Perm Regional Training Centre of Adaptive Sports: Russia
Name of coach
Mikhail Danilov [personal], RUS
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals in snowboard cross at the Russian championships. (Athlete, 24 Dec 2020)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 29 May 2020)
Other sports
He was a competitive luger before his accident and won gold at the Russian Cup. (paralympic.org, 02 May 2020)
Famous relatives
His son Anton competed in freestyle skiing at World Cup events during the 2019/20 season. His other son Maxim has also competed in freestyle skiing at elite level. (paralympic.org, 02 May 2020; fis-ski.com, 21 Dec 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 05 Jan 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 24 Dec 2020)
Impairment
In September 2016 he was on his motorcycle when he collided with a drunk driver and severely injured his left foot. "As I lay on the road, I did a body check. I took off the helmet, check. Looked at the arms, great, all in one piece. I turned my head, damn, I don't have a foot. And that was that. I got my pension right away." (paralympic.org, 02 May 2020)
Other information
PREVIOUS OCCUPATION
In 1995 he joined the police in the Russian Federation and later became a captain. After he took up Para snowboard he decided to quit the police and pursue a sporting career. "Suppose I didn't get on the motorcycle that day and I still had my foot, then I would still be sitting in the police station and supervising work assignments. And here I've had this great, life-changing turn." (paralympic.org, 02 May 2020; Instagram profile, 05 Nov 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
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