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PRONKOV Aleksandr
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age21
Place of BirthKozlovka, RUS
Height1.71 m
Weight 63 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW5/7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
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 [RUS] / Rezept Sport [RUS]:
Name of coach
Irina Gromova [personal], RUS, from 2013
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Canmore, AB, CAN
General Interest
Nicknames
Sasha (pravda-news.ru, 31 Oct 2013)
Hobbies
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 Russian Federation. (minsport.vgsspb.ru, 14 Mar 2014)

He received the Order of Friendship 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 cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2017)
Impairment
At age six he was involved in an accident that injured his arms. (pravda-news.ru, 31 Oct 2013)

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