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Artem Arefyev

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy

Further personal information

Family
Wife Yulia, son Daniil [2013]
Residence
Yekaterinburg, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Information Technology, Physics - Ural State Pedagogical University: Yekaterinburg, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age 12 in Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His teachers were worried that he sat alone in class and encouraged him to take up a sport in order to better socialise.
Club / Team
Rodnik Centre of Paralympic and Deaflympic Preparation: Yekaterinburg, RUS
Name of coach
Boris Dvornikov [personal], RUS, from 1996

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Assen, NED

General interest

Hobbies
Collecting badges, listening to music, reading. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
His performance at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Boris Dvornikov. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2011)
Awards and honours
He carried the Paralympic torch in Yekaterinburg as the relay made its way through the Russian Federation ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (ekburg.ru, 21 Feb 2014)

He was Russia's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (nashural.ru, 20 Mar 2014)

He was named as one of Russia's 10 Best Sportsmen of 2004 by the country's Federation of Sports Journalists. (kommersant.ru, 21 Dec 2004)

In recognition of his achievements at the Paralympic Games in 2004, 2008 and 2012, he received the Order of Friendship, the Order of Honour and the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] in the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 01 Oct 2009, 10 Sep 2012; rg.ru, 18 Aug 2006)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 30 Dec 2019)
Famous relatives
His wife Yulia Arefieva competed in Para athletics and received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. After retirement, she has worked as a coach in Para athletics. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2020; rezeptsport.ru, 21 Feb 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T36 Heat 1 1
Men's 1500 m T36 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m T36 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T36 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m T36 Final Round 2
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x400 m T35-38 Final Round 4
Men's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 6
Men's 1500 m T36 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m T36 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m T36 Heat 1 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T36 Final 2011-01-23 1
Men's 800 m T36 Heat 1 2011-01-27 3
Men's 800 m T36 Final 2011-01-28 1
Men's 400 m T36 Heat 2 2011-01-28 3
Men's 400 m T36 Final 2011-01-29 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T36 Final Round 2012-09-04 6
Men's 800 m T36 Final Round 2012-09-06 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T36 Final 1 2013-07-22 2
Men's 1500 m T36 Final 1 2013-07-24 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T36 Heat 1 2015-10-22 6
Men's 400 m T36 Final 1 2015-10-23 7
Men's 800 m T36 Heat 1 2015-10-25 1
Men's 800 m T36 Final 1 2015-10-26 2