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Ivan Frantsev

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2
Guide
German Agranovskii

Further personal information

Residence
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2005 at age 14 in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport by his older sister Alexandra. "I liked training right away. I didn't see any obstacles for training."
Club / Team
Edelweiss: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Nazarov [national], RUS; Olga Agranovskaya [personal], RUS, from 2013

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Russia

General interest

Nicknames
Vanya (kamtime.ru, 29 Apr 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in slalom at the 2013 World Championships in La Molina, Spain. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US alpine skiers Bode Miller and Ted Ligety. (Athlete, 12 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go forward and don't give up." (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (kamsport.ru, 11 Dec 2017)
Famous relatives
His older sister Alexandra Frantceva has competed in Para alpine skiing for the Russian Federation, and won five medals at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kamchatinfo.com, 17 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He was born with a visual impairment and is able to see only contours and outlines. He claims he has a 'sixth sense' when skiing, which "gives the perception as though you are a normal person. You see everything, you are healthy". (Athlete, 12 Mar 2014; vesti-sochi.tv, 05 Jul 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Visually impaired Final Round 7
Men's Super Combined Visually impaired Final Round 7
Men's Super-G Visually impaired Final Round 13
Men's Downhill Visually impaired Final Round 8
Men's Slalom Visually impaired Final Round 9999
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G VI Final 2009-02-23 10
Men's Super-Combined VI Final 2009-02-23 8
Men's Super-G VI Run 2 2009-02-24 12
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill VI Final 2011-01-16 8
Men's Super-G VI Final 2011-01-18 7
Men's Super-Combined VI Final 2011-01-19 6
Men's Slalom VI Final 2011-01-20 6
Men's Giant Slalom VI Final 2011-01-21 5
Mixed Team Event VI/Sitting/Standing Final 2011-01-23 4
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill VI Race 1 2013-02-20 4
Men's Super-G VI Race 1 2013-02-21 4
Men's Slalom VI Race 1 2013-02-24 1
Men's Super-Combined VI Race 1 2013-02-25 3
Men's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2013-02-26 7
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-08 9
Men's Super-G Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-09 5
Men's Slalom Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-13 9999
Men's Super Combined Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-14 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-15 6
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill VI Race 1 2015-03-04 4
Men's Super-G VI Race 1 2015-03-05 1
Men's Super-Combined VI Race 1 2015-03-07 2
Men's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2015-03-08 4
Men's Slalom VI Race 1 2015-03-10 4
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-10 5
Men's Super-G Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-11 5
Men's Super Combined Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-13 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-14 8
Men's Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-17 9999