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Ivan Goncharov

Athletics | Nordic Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Wife Margarita Goncharova
Moscow, RUS
Higher education
Sport Studies - Moscow State Academy of Physical Education: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-skiing and para-athletics in 2006 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Vorobyovy Gory [RUS] / Rezept Sport [RUS]: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Gromova, RUS; Sergey Shilov, RUS

General interest

Vanya (, 09 Nov 2011)
Spending time with his wife, going to the cinema, cycling, listening to rock music, painting, luge, basketball, rugby, water polo, table tennis. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in the 7.5km individual biathlon event at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2015)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2015)
Hero / Idol
Russian para-athlete, para-biathlete and para-cross-country skier Sergey Shilov. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2013 he received the Golden Sleigh at the Will to Win Awards in the Russian Federation in recognition of his achievements in para-sport following the injuries he sustained competing in luge. (, 11 Jun 2013)

He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 28 May 2016)
Other sports
He competed in luge at national level in Russian Federation until his accident. He also participated in biathlon at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Oct 2015;, 11 Feb 2013)
Famous relatives
His wife Margarita Goncharova [nee Koptilova] won three gold medals in athletics at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and his sister Valentina Novozhilova played hockey for the Soviet Union team. (Athlete, 28 May 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 06 Sep 2012)
He and his twin brother Vladimir competed in luge. In 2003 they crashed during a training run in Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation. Vladimir broke his leg, but Ivan was more seriously injured and had his left leg amputated above the knee. (, 07 Mar 2014)


Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 15 km Sitting Final Round 19
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-25 8
Men's Short Distance Sitting Final 2013-02-28 10
Men's Middle Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-01 6
Men's Long Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-03 8
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-08 7
Men's 12.5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-11 4
Men's 1 km Sprint Sitting Semifinal 2014-03-12 10
Men's 15 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-14 5
Men's 10 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-16 15
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-24 4
Men's Middle Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-27 5
Men's Sprint - Classic Sitting Race 1 2015-01-28 9
Men's Long Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-30 7
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 3 2015-10-25 24
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 3 2015-10-28 23
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Final 1 2015-10-31 4