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ZVEREV Alexander
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age29
Place of BirthChelyabinsk, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Chelyabinsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Ural State University of Physical Education: Chelyabinsk, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began athletics at age 13.
Club / Team
Leonid Moseyev Specialised Youth Sports School of Olympic Reserve : Chelyabinsk, RUS
Name of coach
Victor Slobodchikov, RUS
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His first coach, Sergey Nazarov. (chrab.chel.su, 30 Sep 2008)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russia. (paralymp.ru, 07 Jul 2015)

For his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he was awarded the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] by the president of Russia. (kremlin.ru, 10 Sep 2012)
Other information
SANCTION
He was suspended for nine months in 2015 after testing positive for cannabinoids [marijuana] after competing at the Grand Prix in Berlin, Germany. The period of suspension was from 06 August 2015 to 05 May 2016. (paralympic.org, 17 Nov 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008 400m T13 50.05
2 2012 400m T13 48.83
4 2012 200m T13 22.07
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2011 400m T13 49.41
5 2013 200m T13 22.22
1 2013 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.90
2 2013 400m T13 49.26
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 200m T13 23.05
2 2014 400m T13 51.01