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Alexey Ashapatov

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Family
Wife Yulia, sons Evgeny [2004] and Georgy [2015], daughter Anastasia [2012]
Residence
Surgut, RUS
Languages
English, German, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Sport Studies - Surgut State Pedagogical University: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 31 in Surgut, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He wanted to prove to himself that he could become a Paralympic champion.
Club / Team
Ugra Adaptive Sports Centre: Russia
Name of coach
Valery Prokhorov [personal], RUS, from 2003

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Finland

General interest

Nicknames
Elephant [because of his big size and kindness]. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Hobbies
Fishing, playing billiards. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do not consider someone's disability as a problem, do not look at the person as a victim." (mk.ru, 29 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2012 Paralympic Athlete of the Year in the Ugra region of the Russian Federation. (ski-ugra.ru, 22 Apr 2013)

He received the Order of Honour after the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and the Order of Friendship following the 2012 Games in London. (kremlin.ru, 01 Oct 2009, 10 Sep 2012)

He was the flag bearer for Russia at the opening ceremonies of the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games, as well as the 2015 IWAS [International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation] World Games in Sochi, Russian Federation. (sovsport.ru, 30 Aug 2012; ugra-news.ru, 01 Oct 2015)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 30 Dec 2019)
Other sports
He played volleyball at elite level in the Russian Federation before his accident. (strana39.ru, 17 Dec 2015; ugrainform.ru, 19 Jan 2012)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated as a result of an accident in 2002. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012; strana39.ru, 17 Dec 2015)
Other information
ASHAPATOV CENTRE
In September 2014, a centre of sports preparation and rehabilitation named after him was opened in Surgut, Russian Federation. Training in the centre became available for everyone in the city, for both able-bodied people and persons with an impairment. (ugra-news.ru, 05 Sep 2014; ashapatov.ru, 23 Sep 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F58 Final Round 1
Men's Discus Throw F58 Final Round 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F57/58 Final Round 1
Men's Discus Throw F57/58 Final Round 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F57/58 Final 2011-01-24 1
Men's Discus Throw F57/58 Final 2011-01-26 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F57/58 Final Round 2012-08-31 1
Men's Shot Put F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-04 1
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F57/58 Final 1 2013-07-22 1
Men's Shot Put F58 Final 1 2013-07-25 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F57 Final 1 2015-10-27 2
Men's Discus Throw F57 Final 1 2015-10-30 7