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Aleksei Fotin

Para dance sport


Further personal information


Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He credits wheelchair dance sport for opening his world. "Thanks to dance, for the first time in my life I went on a train, flew on a plane and visited different countries. The atmosphere is always friendly. We support and help each other. I became more liberated and more sociable. I felt confidence in myself and began to hesitate less."
Club / Team
Grotesk : Perm, RUS
Name of coach
Ekaterina Manokhina

General interest

Awards and honours
He holds the national sports title of Master of Sport of National Class in Russia. (, 13 Apr 2013)
Other sports
Before training in wheelchair dance sport, he played tennis. (, 29 Feb 2012)
He has used a wheelchair since the age of 15. (, 29 Feb 2012)
Other information
He has trained as a computer technician and jeweller, and earned his driver's license. "If it's possible to find work, I work." (, 29 Feb 2012)

Ekaterina Manokhina, coach of the club Grotesk where he trains, explains the club's unusual name. "'Grotesk' is about breaking stereotypes. For all of the dancers, a wheelchair is a unique way of movement. They prove each time to themselves, and others, that people with limited physical abilities can live an adequate life, dance, go out into the world, work, create and love." (, 22 April 2012)


Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Duo Standard Class 1 Final 2013-12-08 1
2015 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships (Rome, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Duo Standard Class 1 Final 2015-11-07 4