18882-Chermen Kobesov photo

Chermen Kobesov



Impairment information

F37, T37

Further personal information

Elkhotovo, RUS
Higher education
Electronic Engineering - North Caucasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy: Vladikavkaz, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 15 in Vladikavkaz, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Stimul Sports School of Olympic Reserve: Vladikavkaz, RUS
Name of coach
Vladimir Koroev [personal], RUS; Valery Gagloev [personal], RUS; Vyacheslav Sadovnikov [personal], RUS

General interest

Chera, Hell Boy (Instagram profile, 29 Dec 2020)
Reading, wrestling, football, hiking, fishing. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T37 400m and silver in the T37/38 long jump at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Mar 2021; Athlete, 26 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
His father and his grandfather. (Athlete, 28 May 2016)
Hero / Idol
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao. (Athlete, 28 May 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When it seems to you that the goal is unattainable, do not change the goal, change your plan of action." (VK profile, 27 Feb 2021)
Awards and honours
He carried the Paralympic torch in Ingushetia, Russian Federation, as the relay made its way through the country ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 04 Mar 2014)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 26 Jan 2021)
Other sports
Since 2017, he has competed in mixed martial arts against able-bodied opponents. (Instagram profile, 29 Dec 2020;, 27 Dec 2020)
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
He was diagnosed with osteomyelitis, an infection of the bone, soon after he was born. The condition means his left arm is almost ten centimetres shorter than his right arm. (, 31 Jul 2017)
Other information
He decided to pursue a second sporting career in mixed martial arts after the Russian Paralympic Committee was banned from the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He competes against able-bodied opponents and took 47 seconds to win his first fight in 2017 and also claimed victory in one round against Georgy Kurilin from Moscow, Russian Federation in late 2020. In 2021 he opened a gym in Vladikavkaz, Russian Federation, to help people with an impairment train in mixed martial arts. "MMA is a big friendly family and I am delighted to be a part of it." (, 27 Feb 2021;, 27 Dec 2020; Instagram profile, 19 Mar 2019)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T37/38 Final 1 2013-07-20 2
Men's 400 m T37 Semifinal 1 2013-07-25 2
Men's 400 m T37 Final 1 2013-07-26 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T37 Heat 2 2015-10-22 4
Men's 200 m T37 Final 1 2015-10-22 6
Men's Long Jump T37 Final 1 2015-10-29 9
Men's 400 m T37 Final 1 2015-10-29 9999
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 1 2015-10-30 4
Men's 100 m T37 Final 1 2015-10-31 3