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MESHCHERIAKOV Andrei
Sport Wheelchair Curling
NPC Neutral Paralympic Athletes   
GenderMen
Age34
Height1.75 m
Weight 85 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Anastasia, sons Platon and Mark
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Moscow State Academy of Physical Culture: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began wheelchair curling in 2013 at age 29 at Club Moskvich in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Moskvich: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Margarita Nesterova [club], RUS
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in Para swimming at the world championships. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Alexander Piskunov. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He looks at pictures of his family before a tournament. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Have a plan and stick to it." (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Other sports
He competed in swimming at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. He has also represented the Russian Federation in wheelchair rugby. (paralympic.org, 2018; aqrt.nl, 2017)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a car accident. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 Team