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Azat Karachurin

Nordic Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Ufa, RUS
Athlete, Student

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2008 in Belebey, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Coach Amir Gumerov recruited him during his sixth year at school and encouraged him to enter a sports school.
Club / Team
Bashkortostan Republican Adaptive Sports School of Paralympic Reserve: Ufa, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Gromova [national], RUS; Vladimir Malinsky [personal], RUS

General interest

Watching boxing, mixed martial arts, biathlon, volleyball and tennis, composing music, reading books, playing table games, cycling, fishing. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two medals [one gold, one bronze] in biathlon at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His first coach Amir Gumerov. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Muhammad Ali, Soviet ice hockey player Valeri Kharlamov, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Russian mixed martial artist Fedor Emelianenko, Russian greco-roman wrestler Alexander Karelin, Russian biathletes Maxim Chudov and Olga Zaitseva, Russian Para cross-country skiers Irek Zaripov and Kirill Mikhaylov, Russian cross-country skier Alexander Legkov, Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen, German biathlete Magdalena Neuner, Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, German motor racing driver Michael Schumacher. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 11 Mar 2014)

He received the Order of Friendship in the Russian Federation, in recognition of his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 17 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He won two medals [one gold, one bronze] in biathlon at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Mar 2014)
He was born without a left hand and has only two fingers on his right hand. (, 19 Mar 2014)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2013-02-27 9999
Men's Short Distance Standing Final 2013-02-28 13
Men's Middle Distance Standing Final 2013-03-01 9
Men's Long Distance Standing Final 2013-03-03 11
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Final 2013-03-05 9999
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 3
Men's 12.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-11 1
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Semifinal 2014-03-12 8
Men's 15 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 4
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 12
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-24 9
Men's Middle Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-27 8
Men's Sprint - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-28 14
Men's Long Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-30 9