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Islam Salimov

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Residence
Kyzylorda, KAZ
Languages
Kazakh, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Sport Studies - Kyzylorda State University: Kazakhstan

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began athletics training in 2003 in Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
"As a child I played football. For about two years before coming to athletics, I played able-bodied futsal and was a midfielder because I liked to run a lot. Then the coach began often putting me on the bench. I saw my cousin's athletics achievements and decided to see what kind of sport it was, whether I could do it or not. For about two weeks I did not tell my coaches that I was training in both futsal and athletics, but when they found out, they said to choose one or the other. I picked athletics because I had started to enjoy it in just those two weeks."
Name of coach
Yury Moshcheyev, KAZ

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Kazakhstan
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Assen, NED

General interest

Hobbies
Football, cycling. (Athlete, 20 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a long jump silver medal at the 2015 IBSA World Games in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 20 Oct 2019)
Hero / Idol
French footballer Zinedine Zidane. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He took part in the torch relays for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, the 2011 Asian Winter Games in Kazakhstan, and the 2017 Winter World University Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 14 May 2017; businesswire.com, 02 Apr 2008; Instagram profile, 20 Jul 2020)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (kzvesti.kz, 15 Feb 2021; Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To win medals at the world championships and the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 20 Oct 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T12 Heat 4 3
Men's 800 m T12 Heat 2 9999
Men's 1500 m T12 Heat 2 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T13 Heat 2 2012-08-31 6
Men's Long Jump F13 Final Round 2012-09-01 12
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T13 Final 1 2013-07-21 9
Men's 400 m T13 Semifinal 1 2013-07-26 11
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T13 Final 1 2015-10-22 6
Men's Javelin F13 Final 1 2015-10-26 12
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 1 2017-07-16 19
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 1 2017-07-17 14
Men's Long Jump T13 Final 1 2017-07-22 6