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Evgenii Shvetsov

Athletics
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Biography

Further personal information

Residence
St. Petersburg, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Mordovia State Pedagogical Institute: Saransk, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training seriously in 2009 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His parents offered him the chance to study in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. He was spotted by athletics coaches there.
Club / Team
St. Petersburg Athletics Academy [RUS] / Evgenii Shvetsov Adaptive Sports School [RUS]:
Name of coach
Elena Zatsepina [personal], RUS, from 2009; Vitaly Averkin [personal], RUS

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Stadskanaal, NED

General interest

Nicknames
Zhenya (vsar.ru, 06 Nov 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2020)
Awards and honours
In recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he received the Order of Friendship from the president of the Russian Federation. (pravo.gov.ru, 10 Sep 2012; vsar.ru, 09 Sep 2012)

In 2015 he was named among the 10 Best Athletes of the Year in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. (vecherka-spb.ru, 27 Dec 2015)

He has received the Order of Friendship of the Republic of Mordovia. The medal is in commemoration of the 1,000th anniversary of the unification of the Mordovian and Russian people. (mordovia-news.ru, 27 Feb 2013)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 30 Dec 2019)

The Evgenii Shvetsov Adaptive Sports School in Saransk, Russian Federation, was named in his honour. It provides training facilities for about 300 Para athletes. (izvmor.ru, 09 Nov 2019; vestnik-rm.ru, 16 Jul 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T36 Heat 2 2012-09-02 1
Men's 100 m T36 Final Round 2012-09-02 1
Men's 400 m T36 Final Round 2012-09-04 1
Men's 800 m T36 Final Round 2012-09-06 1
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T36 Semifinal 2 2013-07-21 1
Men's 100 m T36 Final 1 2013-07-22 1
Men's 200 m T36 Semifinal 2 2013-07-23 1
Men's 200 m T36 Final 1 2013-07-24 1
Men's 400 m T36 Final 1 2013-07-26 1
Men's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 1 2013-07-27 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T36 Heat 1 2015-10-22 2
Men's 400 m T36 Final 1 2015-10-23 1
Men's 100 m T36 Heat 2 2015-10-28 9999
Men's 200 m T36 Heat 2 2015-10-30 1
Men's 200 m T36 Final 1 2015-10-31 1