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Ivan Zaleznyak

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
F36

Further personal information

Residence
Petropavl, KAZ
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2014 in Petropavl, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
After doing swimming for five years he was encouraged to switch to the shot put.
Club / Team
Umit Sports Club for People with Impairments: Petropavl, KAZ
Name of coach
Elena Maron [personal], KAZ; Dmitry Kleyev [personal], KAZ
Training Regime
He trains two to three hours per day.

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the men's F36 shot put at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (Athlete, 19 Oct 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life is movement, movement is sport." (VK profile, 20 Apr 2020)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (mtrk.kz, 10 Jan 2020)
Other sports
He has competed in Para swimming at national level in Kazakhstan. (sports.kz, 03 Nov 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (mtrk.kz, 10 Jan 2020)