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Mikhail Kholostenko

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Family
Wife Maria, daughters Daria and Alexandra, son Tikhon
Residence
Aktobe, KAZ
Languages
Kazakh, Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2006, at age 22, in Aktobe, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
In 2005 he began playing sitting volleyball. The following year he tried Para athletics, first with wheelchair racing before eventually switching to throwing disciplines.
Club / Team
Aktobe Sports Club for the Impaired: Kazakhstan
Name of coach
Gulmiram Srazhova [personal], KAZ

General interest

Nicknames
Misha (VK profile, 09 Aug 2020)
Hobbies
Spending time in nature with his family, fishing, driving his car. (Athlete, 09 Aug 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing first in discus throw at the 2019 World Grand Prix in Grosseto, Italy. (Athlete, 09 Aug 2020)
Hero / Idol
Soviet footballer Lev Yashin, Russian mixed martial artist Fedor Emelianenko, Russian Greco-Roman wrestler Aleksandr Karelin, Soviet ice hockey player Vladislav Tretiak, Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, US boxer Muhammad Ali. (Athlete, 09 Aug 2020)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport in Kazakhstan. (SportatleticAktobe Instagram page, 31 Jul 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 09 Aug 2020)
Impairment
In 2004 he was involved in an accident that resulted in the amputation of his legs above the knee. (avestnik.kz, 10 Jan 2013)