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Alexey Mikushin

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW6/8-1

Further personal information

Residence
Yelizovo, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Law - Vitus Bering Kamchatka State University: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2003 at age five in Yelizovo, Russian Federation. After the amputation of his left arm in 2007, he returned to skiing three years later.
Club / Team
Youth Adaptive Sports School in Paralympic Sports: Yelizovo, RUS
Name of coach
Sergey Didenko [personal], RUS, from 2011; Victor Martynenko [personal], RUS, from 2011

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Russia
Location
Izhevsk, RUS

General interest

Hobbies
Sport and fitness. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2015 National Championships in Russian Federation. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Sergey Didenko. (Athlete, 26 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol
Kazakhstani cross-country skier Vladimir Smirnov. (Athlete, 26 Jun 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Only forward to new victories." (Athlete, 26 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2013 he received the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in Russian Federation. (Athlete, 26 Jun 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2017)
Impairment
He sustained an injury during a ski training session, which resulted in his left arm being amputated above the elbow in 2007. (Athlete, 26 Jun 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2018-03-10 23
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 26
Men's Super Combined Standing Final 2018-03-13 13
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 17
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-17 16