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Sport Para cross-country
NPC Kazakhstan   
Place of BirthShchuchinsk, URS
Height1.78 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Shchuchinsk, KAZ
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para cross-country skiing and Para biathlon in 2013 in Shchuchinsk, Kazakhstan.
Club / Team
Mergen: Shchuchinsk, KAZ
Name of coach
Vasily Kolomiyets, KAZ, from 2013
Senior International Debut
Competing for
World Cup
Sochi, RUS
General Interest
Training, taking walks, breeding dogs, taking care of his pets, fishing, hunting, fixing motorcycles and cars, working with wood, metal welding, construction. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing sixth in the 4x2.5km open relay at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Vasily Kolomiyets. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Kazakhstani cross-country skier Vladimir Smirnov. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"He who does not work does not win." (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2018)
In 2008 he was attacked and suffered a knife wound in his back, resulting in a spinal cord injury and loss of the use of his legs. After several years of rehabilitation he regained some sensation in his legs. (, 26 Feb 2014;, 24 Feb 2014)
Other information
He returned an adverse analytical finding for the prohibited substance acetazolamide in December 2013. The finding was the result of a prescribed medication that he took under the supervision of a physician. In February 2014 he was reprimanded by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] for failing to gain a Therapeutic Use Exemption [TUE] to use the medication. (, 27 Feb 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2018 15km - Sitting 47:49.1
Qualification 2018 Sprint - Sitting 3:27.81
13 2018 7.5km - Sitting 26:35.4
6 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 24:21.2
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
16 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Sitting  
6 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 26:21.4
8 2016/2017 15km - Sitting 43:37.2
11 2016/2017 10km - Sitting 21:30.3
12 2018/2019 10km - Sitting 27:16.7
12 2018/2019 Sprint - Sitting  
7 2018/2019 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 27:50.9
9 2018/2019 15km - Sitting 57:07.5