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Andrei Vdovin



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy

Further personal information

Dzerzhinsk, RUS
English, Russian
Higher education
Information Technology - Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training at age 10 in Dzerzhinsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"I had a choice between football and athletics. Thinking, and figuring out what and how, I decided that in athletics I would achieve more success than in football, since the football team was extremely strong and inaccessible on that pre-Paralympic year."
Club / Team
Zarya Sports School of Olympic Reserve: Dzerzhinsk, RUS
Name of coach
Galina Kosheleva [personal], RUS

International debut

Competing for
Grosseto, ITA

General interest

Watching football. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (Athlete, 25 Mar 2020)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Russian hurdler Sergey Shubenkov. (Athlete, 26 Sep 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he received the By Personal Example prize at the Return to Life awards held by the Russian Paralympic Committee. (, 28 Feb 2020)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 19 Feb 2021)

He carried the Paralympic torch in Nizhny Novgorod as the relay made its way through the Russian Federation ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 04 Mar 2014)

In 2013 he received Second Breath prize at the Return to Life award, which honoured Para athletes of the Russian national team. (, 01 Nov 2013)
To win at least one gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Other information
He has studied at the faculty of physical education and sport at Nizhny Novgorod State University in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 25 Mar 2020)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T37 Semifinal 1 2013-07-21 3
Men's 100 m T37 Final 1 2013-07-22 1
Men's 200 m T37 Semifinal 2 2013-07-23 2
Men's 200 m T37 Final 1 2013-07-24 1
Men's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 1 2013-07-27 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T37 Final 1 2015-10-22 1
Men's 200 m T37 Heat 1 2015-10-22 1
Men's 400 m T37 Final 1 2015-10-29 1
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 2 2015-10-30 2
Men's 100 m T37 Final 1 2015-10-31 1