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Anton Prokhorov

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T42

Further personal information

Family
Wife Anisa, son Oscar
Residence
Ishim, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Teaching - Ishim State Pedagogical Institute: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2009 in the Tyumen region of the Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"It was my choice. After speaking to social worker Tatiana Mazhukina, I asked her to find a coach for me. She introduced me to Oleg Skamorovsky and my sports results began to improve with him."
Club / Team
Tyumen Regional Centre of Sports Preparation: Russia
Name of coach
Oleg Skamorovsky [personal], RUS, from 2009

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Swansea, WAL

General interest

Hobbies
Watching football. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T42 200m at the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales, and claiming two silver medals at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
Social worker Tatiana Mazhukina. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Hero / Idol
British distance runner Mo Farah, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, South African Para sprinter Oscar Pistorius, British Para athlete Richard Whitehead. (Athlete, 01 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
He carried the Paralympic torch in Biysk, Russian Federation, as the relay made its way through the country ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (altapress.ru, 06 Feb 2014)

He was named the 2012 Best Athlete with an Impairment in Ishim, Russian Federation. (admtyumen.ru, 20 Mar 2013)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 19 Feb 2021; minsport.gov.ru, 25 Dec 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to set a world record. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Impairment
He lost his left arm in a childhood accident. His right leg was also seriously injured. (vishime.ru, 10 Jun 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T42 Final 1 2015-10-25 2
Men's 100 m T42 Heat 1 2015-10-25 4
Men's 200 m T42 Heat 1 2015-10-27 4
Men's 200 m T42 Final 1 2015-10-28 2
Men's 4x100 m T42-47 Final 1 2015-10-31 3