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Andrey Dvinyaninov

Para Ice Hockey


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Izhevsk, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2009 in Izhevsk, Russia.
Why this sport?
The head of the Udmurtia Paralympic committee, Viktor Kuznetsov, suggested that he try the sport.
Club / Team
Udmurtia: Izhevsk, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Larionov [club], RUS, from 2009; Sergey Samoylov [national], RUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

International debut

Competing for

General interest

Andryukha (, 03 Feb 2014)
Most influential person in career
Coach Alexander Larionov. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Soviet and Russian biathlete Valery Medvedtsev. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"[Thanks to sport] I began to look at life more simply, to not pay attention to little problems. I understood what was necessary. Sport has really helped me." (, 02 Dec 2013)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russia. (, 18 Mar 2014)

For his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, he was awarded the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [first grade] by the president of Russia. (, 17 Mar 2014)

In January 2015, he took part in a show match between Russian ice sledge hockey stars as part of the Kontinental Hockey League [KHL] All-Star Game in Sochi, Russia. (, 26 Jan 2015)
Famous relatives
His uncle, Soviet and Russian biathlete Valery Medvedtsev, won gold in the relay at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary. (, 02 Dec 2013)
While serving in the army his legs became gangrenous due to frostbite and had to be amputated. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014;, 02 Dec 2013)


Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2014-03-08 2
Mixed Group B 2014-03-09 4
Mixed Group B 2014-03-11 6
Mixed Group B - Standings 2014-03-11 1
Mixed Semifinal 2014-03-13 201
Mixed Gold Medal Match 2014-03-15 101