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GERLITS Alexandr
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Kazakhstan   
GenderMen
Age29
Height1.84 m
Weight 74 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW6
Further Personal Information
Residence
Petropavl, KAZ
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Economics, Physical Education - North Kazakhstan State University: Petropavl, KAZ
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in December 2014 in Petropavl, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
"I have known about this sport since childhood, and I love winter."
Club / Team
Umit: Petropavl, KAZ
Name of coach
Vasily Kolomiyets [national], KAZ; Ivan Drobyazko [personal], KAZ; Maria Drobyazko [personal], KAZ
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Kazakhstan
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Vuokatti, FIN
General Interest
Hobbies
Taking walks with his dog. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing seventh in the 1km sprint freestyle standing at the 2017 World Championships in Finsterau, Germany. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Ivan Drobyazko and Maria Drobyazko, and his parents. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Kazakhstani cross-country skier Vladimir Smirnov. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Forward. Don't step back." (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Impairment
The impairment to his left arm is the result of a road accident. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
7 2018 7.5km Sprint - Standing 21:18.9
6 2018 12.5km Middle - Standing 43:00.3
7 2018 15km Individual - Standing 47:26.5
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 20km Freestyle - Standing 50:25.7
Semifinal 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Standing 5:09.5
6 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 24:21.2
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Standing  
6 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 26:21.4
9 2016/2017 10km - Standing 24:47.1