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Aleksei Bychenok

Athletics | Nordic Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Anastasia, daughter Anna, son Stepan
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Moscow State Academy of Physical Education: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para athletics in 2008 in Omsk, Russian Federation, and took up Para Nordic skiing in 2010 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"When I was about 13, I learned that there were competitions among disabled people. I was very fired up by this topic. I went to the tennis championships of the Kemerovo region [in the Russian Federation] and met different people. I moved to Novokuznetsk where I trained for almost four years at the children's and youth school of Olympic reserve. In 2006 I went to the Russian championships: we took first place in the team competition with Sergey Poddubny, and in the singles I was second. Sergey subsequently advised me to pay attention to the other sports. I moved to Omsk, tried different disciplines and eventually went into wheelchair racing. At the championships in Cheboksary, I met [coach] Irina Gromova and moved to Moscow - I really wanted to train with her, to get into the track and field team. And it all worked out."
Club / Team
Rezept Sport: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Gromova [personal], RUS; Dmitry Gromov [personal], RUS

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with family. (theblueprint.ru, 25 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 12.5km middle sitting biathlon event at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, and claiming gold in the 15km sitting Para cross-country skiing event at the 2015 World Championships in Cable, WI, United States of America. (Athlete, 27 Oct 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up your dream." (Athlete, 29 Nov 2015)
Awards and honours
He received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [first grade] in the Russian Federation in recognition of his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)

In 2014 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (rezeptsport.ru, 01 Aug 2018; Athlete, 29 Nov 2015)
Other sports
He has represented the Russian Federation in Para biathlon, Para cross-country skiing and Para athletics. He won silver in the 12.5km middle sitting biathlon event at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, and claimed gold in the 15km sitting Para cross-country skiing event at the 2015 World Championships in Cable, WI, United States of America. He also won a bronze medal in the T54 200m athletics event at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 31 Oct 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 27 Oct 2019)
Impairment
In 1995 he fell under a train while playing with his friends, which led to the amputation of both legs above the knees. (rezeptsport.ru, 01 Jan 2018)
Other information
CHAMPION'S JACKET
In January 2021 the Finn Flare clothing company released the 'Champion's Down Jacket' in his honour. He worked on the development of the jacket and the item was released as part of the company's 2020/21 winter collection. (fashionunited.ru, 29 Jan 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-25 16
Men's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-26 8
Men's Short Distance Sitting Final 2013-02-28 15
Men's Middle Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-01 4
Men's Long Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-03 4
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-03-05 6
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-08 5
Men's 12.5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-11 2
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-24 3
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Sitting Race 1 2015-01-25 9999
Men's Middle Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-27 2
Men's Sprint - Classic Sitting Race 1 2015-01-28 2
Men's Long Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-30 1
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Race 1 2015-01-31 3
Mixed Relay Final 2015-02-01 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 1 2015-10-22 5
Men's 200 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-22 3
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2015-10-23 4
Men's 1500 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-24 10
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 3 2015-10-25 12
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-25 6
Men's 5000 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-26 6
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-27 9
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 4 2015-10-28 4
Men's 800 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-29 4
Men's 800 m T54 Semifinal 2 2015-10-29 3
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Final 1 2015-10-31 4