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Aleksei Kuznetsov



Impairment information

Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Wife Daria, sons Kuzma [2007] and Fyodor [2012]
Voskresensk, RUS
English, Russian
Higher education
Law - Voskresensk Modern Academy for the Humanities: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007 in Cheboksary, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
After winning world titles in arm wrestling, he decided to switch to athletics in order to become a Paralympic champion.
Club / Team
Leader: Voskresensk, RUS
Name of coach
Albert Kalin [personal], RUS, from 2007; Natalia Baranova [personal], RUS

International debut

Competing for
Osaka, JPN

General interest

Kuzya (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Billiards, swimming, playing in video game competitions. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold and setting a world record in the F54/55/56 javelin at the 2011 World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Mar 2021; Athlete, 25 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2021)
Hero / Idol
Martial artist Bruce Lee, US boxers Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2019)
In 2012 he suffered from a spinal disc hernia. (, 06 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
He carried the Paralympic torch through Chekhov, Russian Federation, as the relay made its way through the country ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 03 Mar 2014)

In recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he received the Order for Merit to the Fatherland [second grade] in the Russian Federation. (, 10 Sep 2012)

He was named the 2012 Person of the Year in Voskresensk, Russian Federation. (, 31 Dec 2012)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 25 Dec 2020)
Famous relatives
He is a former world champion in arm wrestling and a national champion in wheelchair basketball. (, 20 Aug 2012)
To win gold at the Paralympic Games, and to set a new world record. (Athlete, 28 Feb 2021)
He suffered spinal trauma after falling from the fifth floor of a building at age five. (, 06 Sep 2012)
Other information
He studied philology at the International Independent University of Environmental and Political Sciences in Moscow, Russian Federation, and sports management at Moscow State University. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2015)


Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F53/54 Final Round 6
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54-56 Final 2011-01-24 1
Men's Shot Put F54-56 Final 2011-01-26 12
Men's Discus Throw F54-56 Final 2011-01-28 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54-56 Final Round 2012-09-08 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54-56 Final 1 2013-07-24 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54 Final 1 2015-10-25 3