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Aleksandr Pronkov

Nordic Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW5/7

Further personal information

Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2013 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His high school hosted a 'health day' event where he met coach Irina Gromova, who invited him to try Para biathlon and Para skiing. Although he was playing football at the time, he decided to try the sports.
Club / Team
Vorobyovy Gory: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Gromova [national], RUS; Dmitry Gromov, RUS

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Canmore, AB, CAN

General interest

Nicknames
Sasha (pravda-news.ru, 31 Oct 2013)
Hobbies
Playing football. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the men's standing 10km freestyle event at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (rezeptsport.ru, 01 Aug 2018)

He received the Order of Friendship in the Russian Federation, in recognition of his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He competed in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2014)
Impairment
At age six he was involved in an accident with electricity, and as a result both his hands were amputated. (pravda-news.ru, 31 Oct 2013; rezeptsport.ru, 01 Aug 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 10
Men's 12.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-11 4
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Final Round 2014-03-12 4
Men's 15 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 6
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 1
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 7
Men's Middle Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-27 4
Men's Sprint - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-28 11
Men's Long Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-30 6
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-31 8