Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para alpine skiing in 2008. He took up Para snowboarding in 2015 at Leonid Tyagachyov Alpine Skiing Club in Shukolovo, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He switched from Para alpine skiing to Para snowboarding.
Club / Team
Leonid Tyagachyov Alpine Skiing Club: Russia
Name of coach
Maxim Pasechnyuk [personal], RUS, from 2017
Sanchez, Sasha (Instagram profile, 29 Aug 2021; izvestia.ru, 19 Dec 2013)
Playing computer games, walking in parks, spending time with family. (beijing2022.paralymp.ru, 18 Feb 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the Russian championships. (Athlete, 24 Dec 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Natalia Brusova and Alexander Nazarov. (Athlete, 24 Dec 2020)
Hero / Idol
Austrian alpine skier Marcel Hirscher, Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (Athlete, 24 Dec 2020)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (beijing2022.paralymp.ru, 18 Feb 2022)
He has represented the Russian Federation in Para alpine skiing, including at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 18 Feb 2014)
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 24 Dec 2020)
At age eight he climbed into the opening of a transformer box and was electrocuted, resulting in the amputation of both his arms. He lived in a children's home during his rehabilitation. (lifenews.ru, 07 Mar 2014; gazeta-n1.ru, 19 Dec 2007)