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PRONKOV Aleksandr
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Russia   
Place of BirthPenza, RUS
Height1.71 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Moscow, RUS
Athlete, Student
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2013 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
At a health-day event at his high school he met coach Irina Gromova, who invited him to try Para biathlon and Para skiing. Although he was playing football at the time, he decided to try these new sports.
Club / Team
Vorobyovy Gory Sports School of Olympic Reserve [RUS] / Rezept Sport [RUS]:
Name of coach
Irina Gromova [national], RUS; Dmitry Gromov, RUS
Senior International Debut
Competing for
World Cup
Canmore, AB, CAN
General Interest
Sasha (, 31 Oct 2013)
Playing football. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the 10km freestyle at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 01 Aug 2018)

He received the Order of Friendship in the Russian Federation, in recognition of his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 17 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He competed in cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2014)
At age six he was involved in an electricity accident, which resulted in the amputation of both of his hands. (, 31 Oct 2013;, 01 Aug 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
10 2014 7.5km Sprint - Standing 22:25.9
4 2014 12.5km Middle - Standing 34:48.3
6 2014 15km Individual - Standing 42:06.8
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014 1km Sprint Freestyle - Standing 4:03.7
1 2014 10km Freestyle - Standing 27:16.2 
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014/2015 7.5km Sprint - Standing 20:07.7
4 2014/2015 12.5km Middle - Standing 33:59.1
6 2014/2015 15km Individual - Standing 42:16.4
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
11 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Standing  
8 2014/2015 10km - Standing 27:04.3