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Kirill Mikhaylov

Nordic Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW4

Further personal information

Family
Wife Lada, sons Daniil and Kornil
Residence
Birsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Ufa Agricultural Institute: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up skiing at age seven in Kairakovo, Russia. After his accident he began para-skiing in 2005.
Why this sport?
After his accident, coach Amir Gumerov motivated him to return to skiing.
Club / Team
Centre of Supreme Sports Skill: Russia
Name of coach
Nadezhda Gumerova [personal], RUS

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"You do not change fate. I would never want to become a different person, because I was born an athlete and will always be one." (mgazeta.com, 30 May 2013)
Awards and honours
He was awarded the Orders for Merits to the Fatherland [second and fourth grades] in 2008 and 2010, and the Order of Friendship in 2014 by the president of Russia. (kremlin.ru, 30 Jan 2008, 26 Mar 2010, 17 Mar 2014)

Russian GQ magazine voted him its Athlete of the Year in 2010. (gq.ru, 13 Oct 2010)

In 2010 he was decorated with the Order of Merit of the Republic of Bashkortostan. (bashinform.ru, 15 Mar 2010)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russia. (kremlin.ru, 26 Mar 2010)
Other sports
He competes in both para-cross country and para-biathlon. (mishkan.ru, 05 Feb 2014)
Impairment
In 1999 while riding his motorcycle he was struck by a car and broke his left leg in three places. (mgazeta.com, 30 May 2013; mishkan.ru, 05 Feb 2014; ufa.kp.ru, 06 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 12.5 km Individual Standing Final Round 4
Men's 1x4 / 2x5 km Relay Open Final Round 1
Men's 20 km Standing Final Round 1
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 2
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Final Round 2
Men's 3 km Pursuit Standing Qualification 2
Men's 3 km Pursuit Standing Final Round 1
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1x3.75/2x5 km Relay Open Final Round 5
Men's 20 km Standing Final Round 1
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 3
Men's 5 km Standing Final Round 4
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Classic Standing Final 2013-02-25 4
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2013-02-27 7
Men's Short Distance Standing Final 2013-02-28 11
Men's Middle Distance Standing Final 2013-03-01 11
Men's Long Distance Standing Final 2013-03-03 7
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Final 2013-03-05 3
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 4
Men's 20 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-10 7
Men's 12.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-11 6
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Final Round 2014-03-12 1
Men's 15 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 3
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 5