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Alexander Elmin



Impairment information


Further personal information

Rostov-na-Donu, RUS
Athlete, Student
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health: St. Petersburg, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 16 in Novocherkassk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He looked for a group to do sports after school and found an athletics one.
Club / Team
Rostov Regional Centre of Olympic Preparation No.1: Russia
Name of coach
Igor Voroshin [personal], RUS

International debut

Competing for
Stadskanaal, NED

General interest

Studying the English language, fitness, reading books. (Athlete, 13 May 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the F35 shot put at the 2018 All-Russian Competitions in Sochi, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 13 May 2021;, 28 Apr 2018)
Hero / Idol
German shot putter David Storl. (Athlete, 13 May 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Hard work will be rewarded." (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
He carried the Paralympic torch in Taganrog, Russian Federation, as it made its way through the country ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 05 Mar 2014)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (, 17 Feb 2021)
To win medals at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and further editions of the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 13 May 2021)
He has had paraparesis since childhood. The condition affects his lower limbs. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)


Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F34 Final Round 2012-09-04 4
Men's Discus Throw F32-34 Final Round 2012-09-07 8
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F34 Final 1 2013-07-25 2
Men's Discus Throw F32-34 Final 1 2013-07-27 9999
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F35 Final 1 2015-10-25 3