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Ivan Prokopyev



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency

Further personal information

Omsk, RUS
Higher education
Coaching - Siberian State University of Physical Education and Sport: Omsk, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2004 in Omsk, Russia.
Why this sport?
Sergey Yushchenko, a former Russian Paralympic athlete and director of Prokopev's local training centre, invited him to try para-swimming. He later switched to para-athletics.
Club / Team
Centre of Paralympic and Deaflympic Preparation: Omsk, RUS
Name of coach
Boris Rzhishchev, RUS, from 2015

General interest

Flash, Vanya (Athlete, 26 Dec 2015)
Ice hockey, friends, music, skating. (Athlete, 26 Dec 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France, and competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 26 Dec 2015)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Russia. (Athlete, 26 Dec 2015)
To win medals at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 26 Dec 2015)
His amputations were the result of frostbite at age nine. (, 22 Aug 2012)
Other information
At age five his parents divorced, after which he rarely saw his father. He lived with his mother until she died, at which time his grandmother took custody of him. (, 22 Aug 2012)


Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 1 2012-09-01 4
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 2 2012-09-05 6
Men's 400 m T44 Heat 2 2012-09-07 5
Men's 400 m T44 Final Round 2012-09-08 7
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T43 Final 1 2013-07-21 4
Men's 100 m T43 Final 1 2013-07-23 4
Men's 400 m T44 Semifinal 2 2013-07-25 5
Men's 400 m T44 Final 1 2013-07-26 6
Men's 4x100 m T42-47 Final 1 2013-07-27 3