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DVINYANINOV Andrey
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age33
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Izhevsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2009 in Izhevsk, Russia.
Why this sport?
The head of the Udmurtia Paralympic committee, Viktor Kuznetsov, suggested that he try the sport.
Club / Team
Udmurtia: Izhevsk, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Larionov [club], RUS, from 2009; Sergey Samoylov [national], RUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Nicknames
Andryukha (dislife.ru, 03 Feb 2014)
Most influential person in career
Coach Alexander Larionov. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Soviet and Russian biathlete Valery Medvedtsev. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"[Thanks to sport] I began to look at life more simply, to not pay attention to little problems. I understood what was necessary. Sport has really helped me." (mozhga.net, 02 Dec 2013)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russia. (team-russia2014.ru, 18 Mar 2014)

For his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, he was awarded the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [first grade] by the president of Russia. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)

In January 2015, he took part in a show match between Russian ice sledge hockey stars as part of the Kontinental Hockey League [KHL] All-Star Game in Sochi, Russia. (sochiadm.ru, 26 Jan 2015)
Famous relatives
His uncle, Soviet and Russian biathlete Valery Medvedtsev, won gold in the relay at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary. (izhlife.ru, 02 Dec 2013)
Impairment
While serving in the army his legs became gangrenous due to frostbite and had to be amputated. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014; izhlife.ru, 02 Dec 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2011 Team