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KOPTEV Andrey
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthUsol’ye-Sibirskoye, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Sergey Petrichenko
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Daughter Polina
Residence
Ufa, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Ural State University of Physical Education: Ufa, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2001 in Irkutsk, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Ufa Youth Sports School of Olympic Reserve number 7 [RUS] / Altai College of Olympic Reserve [RUS]:
Name of coach
Pyotr Buylov, RUS, from 2003; Sergey Manuylov, RUS, from 2010
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Athens, GRE
General Interest
Hobbies
Music, playing the synthesizer. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2014)
Injuries
At the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he ran the 4x100m relay with a hip injury he had sustained during the long jump event. "It was very difficult and painful, but [doctors] gave me anaesthetics and I ran on emotions." (championat.com, 06 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (fss.org.ru, 28 Dec 2015)

He carried the Paralympic torch in Ufa as it made its way through Russia ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (torchrelay.sochi2014.com, 2014)

He was awarded the Order of Friendship in recognition of his performances at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (altaisport.ru, 12 Sep 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
13 2004 100m T12 11.45 
12 2004 200m T12 23.71 
  2004 400m T12 DNS
  2008 100m T11  DSQ
4 2008 Triple Jump F11 12.44
  2008 4 x 100m Relay T11-13  DNS
4 2012 Long Jump F11 6.29
1 2012 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.66
  2012 Triple Jump F11  DNS
Round 1 2012 100m T11  DNS
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2006 200m T12  DSQ
5 2006 400m T12 51.54
2 2011 100m T11 11.54
2 2011 Triple Jump F11 12.91
1 2011 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.99
4 2011 200m T11 23.89
6 2011 Long Jump F11 5.77
1 2013 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.90
Heats 2013 100m T11 11.73
5 2015 100m T11 11.24
1 2015 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.11
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 100m T11 11.60
3 2014 200m T11 24.05
1 2014 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 43.03
2 2016 100m T11 11.70
3 2016 Long Jump T11 5.65
1 2016 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.74