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Denis Gnezdilov

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F40

Further personal information

Residence
Sochi, RUS
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2015 in Sochi, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He met an athletics coach who introduced him to the sport.
Club / Team
Moscow Regional Training Centre in Paralympic, Deaflympic and Non-Olympic Sports: Russia
Name of coach
Nikolay Kolodko [personal], RUS

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Grosseto, ITA

General interest

Hobbies
Hiking, windsurfing, hunting, fishing. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the F40 shot put at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Mar 2021; Athlete, 25 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be the first always and everywhere." (Athlete, 25 Mar 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2020 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 12 Nov 2020)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2019)
Impairment
He is a person of short stature. (VK profile, 25 Oct 2019)