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Aleksandr Ganzei

Athletics | Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12

Further personal information

Family
Wife Kristina, son Artyom
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para cross-country skiing and Para biathlon at age 23 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Rezept Sport: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Gromova, RUS; Roman Zherebyatyev, RUS

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Sochi, RUS

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with family. (Athlete, 24 Dec 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing second in the 2020 International Wheelchair Racing Half Marathon in Sochi, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 24 Dec 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Irina Gromova. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2015)
Hero / Idol
Russian Para athlete Ivan Goncharov. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he received the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (rezeptsport.ru, 22 Mar 2018; Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Other sports
He has competed in wheelchair racing at international level. (Athlete, 24 Dec 2020; mospoda.ru, 24 Oct 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 24 Dec 2020)
Impairment
His lower limbs were amputated after a car accident in 2013. (rezeptsport.ru, 01 Aug 2018)