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MINNEGULOV Rushan
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthBogatye Saby, RUS
Height1.69 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW8
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Aliya, daughter Ramina
Residence
Bogatye Saby, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Accounting - Kazan State Agricultural University: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in 2007 in Bogatye Saby, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport by his uncle Radik Minnegulov.
Name of coach
Irina Gromova [national], RUS; Ruslan Minnegulov [personal, brother], RUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Hobbies
Going to the cinema, driving, walking his dog, playing football, spending time with family. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018, 13 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 20km classic style - standing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018, 13 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Russian cross-country skier Alexander Legkov. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 11 Mar 2014)

He received the Order for Merit to the Fatherland [fourth grade] in Russian Federation, in recognition of his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He competed in biathlon at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Mar 2010)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2017)
Impairment
In 2005 he lost his right hand in a car accident. (tatar-inform.ru, 16 Mar 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
17 2010 3km Pursuit - Standing  
17 2010 12.5km Individual - Standing 40:47.1
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
5 2010 20km Freestyle - Standing 56:41.9
8 2010 10km Classic Style - Standing 31:12.0
15 2010 1km Sprint Classic Style - Standing  
1 2014 20km Classic Style - Standing 55:57.3 
2 2014 1km Sprint Freestyle - Standing 3:53.8
1 2014 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 24:22.8 
4 2014 10km Freestyle - Standing 25:02.6
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
11 2010/2011 3km Pursuit - Standing 14:31.7
16 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Standing 24:54.2
  2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Standing  DNS
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
4 2010/2011 10km - Standing 26:07.1
6 2010/2011 20km - Standing 58:42.4
4 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Standing  
3 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Standing  
2 2012/2013 20km - Standing 55:07.1
1 2012/2013 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 25:32.2
2 2012/2013 10km - Standing 27:13.5
1 2014/2015 20km - Standing 43:43.6
3 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Standing  
2 2014/2015 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 27:30.7
2 2014/2015 10km - Standing 25:56.2