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ROMANOV Marat
Sport Wheelchair Curling
NPC Neutral Paralympic Athletes   
GenderMen
Age52
Place of BirthChelyabinsk, URS
Height1.86 m
Weight 100 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Svetlana, daughters Sofia and Varvara
Residence
Chelyabinsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Ural State Academy of Physical Education: Chelyabinsk, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up wheelchair curling in 2004 at age 38 in Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"I decided to challenge myself."
Club / Team
Unost'-Metar: Chelyabinsk, RUS
Name of coach
Marina Sogrina, RUS, from 2007; Alexander Zhitnyak, RUS
Handedness
Right
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Russia
Location
Oslo, NOR
General Interest
Nicknames
Marsych (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Hobbies
Making model tanks. (Athlete, 02 Oct 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He visits the Monastery of Matrona of Moscow in the Russian Federation before competitions. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is too much." (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
For winning silver at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi he received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [first grade] from the president of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)

In 2013 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 04 Mar 2013)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Impairment
He injured his spinal cord in a car accident in 1996. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018, 27 Jan 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Team  
5 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
10 2007/2008 Team  
4 2010/2011 Team  
1 2011/2012 Team  
5 2012/2013 Team  
1 2014/2015 Team  
1 2015/2016 Team  
2 2016/2017 Team