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Aleksei Churkin

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
F32

Further personal information

Residence
Novocherkassk, RUS
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2015 at age 17 in Novocherkassk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
When he entered college, it was not possible for him to do any Para sport until coach Denis Babak invited him to try Para athletics.
Club / Team
Paralympic Adaptive Sports School No.27: Rostov-na-Donu, RUS
Name of coach
Denis Babak [personal], RUS, from 2015; Lyudmila Babak [personal], RUS

General interest

Hobbies
Playing video games. (Athlete, 28 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in shot put at the 2019 Grand Prix event in Paris, France, and the 2019 Russian championships. (Athlete, 28 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
His coaches Denis Babak and Lyudmila Babak. (Athlete, 28 Mar 2020)
Hero / Idol
Russian shot putter Aleksandr Lesnoy. (Athlete, 28 Mar 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2020 he received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 23 Oct 2020)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 28 Mar 2020)