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Alexander Filatov

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Tatyana, son Alexander, daughter Vasilisa
Residence
Khimki, RUS
Languages
Russian, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2006 in the Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He says he was "born to be an athlete".
Club / Team
Khimki Sports School [RUS] / Blago Physical Education and Sports Club for the Impaired [RUS]:
Name of coach
Alexander Belyaev [personal], RUS

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Russia
Location
Osaka, JPN

General interest

Nicknames
Fil, Aleks (Athlete, 04 Feb 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 25 Dec 2015)
Most influential person in career
His wife. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Hero / Idol
Soviet fighter pilot Aleksey Maresyev. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Advance step by step. Never stay still." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2011)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 04 Mar 2020)
Impairment
When he was completing his military service his left leg was amputated after he stepped on a land mine. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 2011-01-26 6
Men's Shot Put F44/46 Final 2011-01-28 7
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F42/44 Final Round 2012-08-31 9
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 2012-09-06 7
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2013-07-21 5
Men's Shot Put F44 Final 1 2013-07-27 6