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Aleksandr Shirin

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
F13, T13

Further personal information

Residence
Chelyabinsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Ural State University of Physical Education: Chelyabinsk, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012 in Magnitogorsk, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Chelyabinsk Adaptive Sports School: Russia
Name of coach
Nikolay Slobtsov [personal], RUS

General interest

Hobbies
Rap music. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in T13 400m at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, gold in 200m and silver in 400m at the 2019 Russian Championships. (Athlete, 25 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2019)
Hero / Idol
Russian artistic gymnast Nikita Nagornyy, Turkish sprinter Ramil Guliyev. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named among the 10 Best Para Athletes of the Year in 2020 in Chelyabinsk region of the Russian Federation. (chelsport.ru, 24 Dec 2020)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 27 Feb 2021; Athlete, 22 Oct 2019)
Ambitions
To win medals at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2019)