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Aleksandr Iaremchuk

Athletics | Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Family
Wife Anastasia, two sons Yermil [2017] and Arseny [2021]
Residence
St. Petersburg, RUS
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Moscow State Academy of Physical Education: Malakhovka, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age 13 in Shangaly, Russian Federation. He went on to compete internationally in Para Nordic skiing before switching to Para athletics.
Why this sport?
"From childhood I loved running, and it loved me back."
Club / Team
Arkhangelsk Regional Adaptive Sports School: Russia
Name of coach
Vyacheslav Sadovnikov [personal], RUS
Training Regime
He runs twice a day and, while on training camps, builds up from running 173 kilometres in the first week to 190 kilometres in the third week.

General interest

Nicknames
Sasha (Anastasia Iaremchuk Instagram profile, 21 Jan 2021)
Hobbies
Playing and watching football. (Athlete, 29 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the T46 1500m at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Mar 2021; Athlete, 06 Apr 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Vyacheslav Sadovnikov. (Athlete, 06 Apr 2020)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. (Athlete, 28 May 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You need to be confident in yourself, otherwise nothing will work out. You should know that you are doing everything right and trust your coach." (the-challenger.ru, 18 Nov 2020)
Awards and honours
He was named among the five Best Para Athletes of the Year in 2019 in the Arkhangelsk region of the Russian Federation. (dvinanews.ru, 14 Dec 2019)

He has received the titles of Master of Sport of International Class in Para athletics and Para Nordic skiing in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 17 Feb 2021; Athlete, 06 Apr 2020)
Other sports
He represented the Russian Federation in cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Oct 2019; Athlete, 28 May 2016)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (the-challenger.ru, 18 Nov 2020)
Impairment
He is missing his left forearm. "From birth, my left arm was shorter than my right one. When I was five years old, my parents and I went to the regional hospital, we wanted to fix it, so that it would be like everyone else. We were doing this for about two years, then something went wrong, the bone began to fester and it was decided to amputate the arm." (the-challenger.ru, 18 Nov 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Classic Standing Final 2013-02-25 9
Men's Short Distance Standing Final 2013-02-28 7
Men's Middle Distance Standing Final 2013-03-01 8
Men's Long Distance Standing Final 2013-03-03 4
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 5
Men's 12.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-11 8
Men's 15 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 7
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 14
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-24 4
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Race 1 2015-01-25 6
Men's Middle Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-27 6
Men's Sprint - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-28 8
Men's Long Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-30 10
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-31 5