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Ivan Kuznetsov

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Anastasia, three children
Residence
Mozhga, RUS
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2009 in Izhevsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"I have liked ice hockey since childhood and wanted to compete on the ice."
Club / Team
Phoenix: Russia
Name of coach
Valery Karpov [club], RUS; Andrey Timokhin [club], RUS; Ruslan Batyrshin [national], RUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

General interest

Hobbies
Watching movies, reading. (Athlete, 27 Oct 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 27 Oct 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Alexander Larionov. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Soviet ice hockey player Valeri Kharlamov. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Defenceman at the 2019 World Championships B-Pool in Berlin, Germany. (paralympic.org, 25 Nov 2019)

He was named Best Defenceman at the 2018 Open Cup of Courage in Moscow, Russian Federation. (mos.ru, 27 Aug 2018)

He received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [first grade] in the Russian Federation in recognition of his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)

He was named Best Defenceman in the 2013/14 Russian Championship. (pfo.ru, 25 Apr 2014)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 26 Apr 2021)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 27 Oct 2020)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident that resulted in the amputation of his left leg. (Instagram profile, 06 Oct 2021; Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He graduated in coaching and adaptive sports teaching from Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2014-03-08 2
Mixed Group B 2014-03-09 4
Mixed Group B 2014-03-11 6
Mixed Group B - Standings 2014-03-11 1
Mixed Semifinal 2014-03-13 201
Mixed Gold Medal Match 2014-03-15 101