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Andrey Zhirnov

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T36

Further personal information

Residence
Ufa, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Bashkir Institute of Physical Education: Ufa, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2001 in Ufa, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Ufa Youth Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.15: Russia
Name of coach
Valentina Ivanova, RUS, from 2012

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Russia
Location
Emmeloord, NED

General interest

Nicknames
Volchonok [wolf cub]. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Hobbies
Watching ice hockey and football, writing poems, fishing, hunting. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the T36 400m at the 2011 World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
His first coach Tatiana Shchepetilnikova. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Soviet ice hockey player Valeri Kharlamov. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When we are together, we are invincible." (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)

In 2012 he was presented with the Certificate of Honour of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russian Federation. (bashinform.ru, 22 Nov 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He was involved in a road accident at age five. (istoki-rb.ru, 11 Apr 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T36 Heat 2 2011-01-23 5
Men's 200 m T36 Heat 1 2011-01-26 4
Men's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 2011-01-27 4
Men's 200 m T36 Final 2011-01-27 8
Men's 400 m T36 Heat 1 2011-01-28 1
Men's 400 m T36 Final 2011-01-29 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T36 Heat 1 2012-09-02 5
Men's 400 m T36 Final Round 2012-09-04 5
Men's 200 m T36 Final Round 2012-09-06 7
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T36 Semifinal 1 2013-07-21 10
Men's 200 m T36 Semifinal 1 2013-07-23 6
Men's 200 m T36 Final 1 2013-07-24 7
Men's 400 m T36 Final 1 2013-07-26 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T36 Heat 2 2015-10-22 7
Men's 400 m T36 Final 1 2015-10-23 5
Men's 800 m T36 Heat 2 2015-10-25 2
Men's 800 m T36 Final 1 2015-10-26 3