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Aleksei Bugaev

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW6/8-2

Further personal information

Residence
Krasnoyarsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Siberian Federal University: Krasnoyarsk, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2004 in Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His parents wanted him to be better integrated into society and took him to an alpine resort, where a local alpine skiing coach noticed him.
Club / Team
Youth of Moscow: Russia
Name of coach
Alexander Nazarov [national, personal], RUS

General interest

Hobbies
Mountain hiking. (Athlete, 24 Dec 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning his first medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. He went on to claim a further four medals at the 2014 Games. (Athlete, 23 Dec 2020)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2015)
Hero / Idol
French alpine skier Alexis Pinturault. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2014)
Injuries
He injured his shoulder at the 2020 World Cup event in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation, and missed the rest of the season. (paralymp.ru, 18 Feb 2020; Instagram profile, 16 Feb 2020)

He broke his arm during the slalom event at the 2013 World Championships in La Molina, Spain. He continued to compete with his arm in plaster, and won silver medals in giant slalom and super-combined. (newslab.ru, 27 Feb 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you fall down nine times, you must stand up 10 times." (Athlete, 14 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
In October 2018 he and Russian Para skier Ekaterina Rumyantseva received the International Giuseppe Sciacca Award in Rome, Italy. (paralymp.ru, 17 Oct 2018)

In recognition of his performance at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, he received the Order of Honour in the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 20 Mar 2018)

In November 2015 he received the Best Debut Award from the International Paralympic Committee [IPC], in recognition of his achievements at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 14 Nov 2015)

For his achievements at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, he received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [fourth grade] in the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)

In 2014 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 11 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He was born with his impairment. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2013-02-20 11
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2013-02-21 6
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-24 5
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2013-02-25 2
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-26 2
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 2
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 2014-03-09 3
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-13 1
Men's Super Combined Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 1
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-15 2
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2015-03-04 1
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2015-03-05 1
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2015-03-07 1
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-08 1
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-10 1
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2018-03-10 7
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 5
Men's Super Combined Standing Final 2018-03-13 1
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 2
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-17 9999