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Alexander Alyabyev

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW6/8-2

Further personal information

Family
Wife Valentina, daughter Victoria
Residence
Dmitrov, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Health Studies, Physical Education - Moscow State Academy of Physical Education: Malakhovka, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in 1993 at the Specialised Youth School of Olympic Reserve in Shukolovo, Moscow region of Russia. At age 14, he switched to Para alpine skiing.
Why this sport?
He followed his brother into the sport.
Club / Team
Youth of Moscow: Russia
Name of coach
Alexander Nazarov [national], RUS, from 2010

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Russia

General interest

Nicknames
Sasha (ampgirl.su, 31 Aug 2012)
Hobbies
Spending time with family. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in standing slalom at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His mother Yelena, and his wife Valentina. (Athlete, 12 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Croatian alpine skier Ivica Kostelic. (Athlete, 12 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is life." (Athlete, 12 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)

For his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, he was awarded the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] by the president of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)

He was part of the 'Our Champion' project launched by the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee to raise awareness of the Paralympic movement and values. (sochi2014.com, 21 Jun 2013)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Impairment
At age three he lost four fingers on his right hand which had been caught by the cable of a ski lift. He is unable to hold a ski pole in his right hand. "It's hard to keep balance without a pole, of course. My coaches have given me various exercises to keep my body in the proper position." (paralympic.org, 04 Jan 2012; ampgirl.su, 31 Aug 2012; Athlete, 12 Mar 2014)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied sports management at the Moscow State University in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 48
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 22
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 9999
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 10
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 17
Men's Super Combined Standing Final Round 11
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 22
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 24
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2009-02-21 14
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2009-02-23 19
Men's Super-G Standing Run 2 2009-02-24 21
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2009-02-28 20
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2011-01-16 10
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2011-01-18 8
Men's Super-Combined Standing Final 2011-01-19 5
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-20 6
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-21 4
Mixed Team Event VI/Sitting/Standing Final 2011-01-23 4
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2013-02-20 9999
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2013-02-21 15
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-24 9999
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2013-02-25 4
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-26 5
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 11
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 2014-03-09 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-13 3
Men's Super Combined Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-15 9999
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2015-03-04 5
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2015-03-05 9
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2015-03-07 5
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-08 8
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-10 2
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2018-03-10 11
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 19
Men's Super Combined Standing Final 2018-03-13 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 15
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-17 8