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KONONOV Vladimir
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age46
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW5/7
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Tatiana, son Oleg, daughter Lisa
Residence
Izhevsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Udmurt State University: Izhevsk, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2006.
Why this sport?
He trained in athletics, skiing and biathlon before his accident, so cross-country skiing was a natural choice afterwards.
Club / Team
Udmurtia Federation of Physical Education and Sports for Athletes with Disabilities: Izhevsk, RUS
Name of coach
Andrey Maximov [personal], RUS
General Interest
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russia. (rezeptsport.ru, 25 Mar 2014)

For his achievements at the 2010 and 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, he was awarded the Orders for Merits to the Fatherland [second and first grade] by the president of Russia. (rg.ru, 2014; kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To win another gold medal at the world championships. (udmpravda.ru, 15 May 2014)
Impairment
In 2003 some of his fingers and toes were amputated due to frostbite. (igryolimpa.ru, 12 Apr 2010; blago.udm.net, 18 Mar 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
3 2010 20km Freestyle - Standing 1:01:56.6
13 2010 10km Classic Style - Standing 37:55.8
12 2010 1km Sprint Classic Style - Standing  
8 2014 20km Classic Style - Standing 1:10:25.2 
4 2014 1km Sprint Freestyle - Standing 3:56.9
2 2014 10km Freestyle - Standing 27:17.2 
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
1 2010/2011 10km - Standing 25:05.6
  2010/2011 20km - Standing  DNF
3 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Standing  
17 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Standing  
1 2012/2013 20km - Standing 52:50.6
12 2012/2013 10km - Standing 30:56.9
4 2014/2015 20km - Standing 44:56.3
13 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Standing  
12 2014/2015 10km - Standing 28:46.9