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Roman Petushkov

Nordic Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12

Further personal information

Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He became involved with the sport in September 2006 in Dmitrov, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His mother found a sports club and they advised her to allow him to try the sport.
Club / Team
Vorobyovy Gory Sports School of Olympic Reserve: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Gromova [national], RUS; Dmitry Gromov, RUS

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup

General interest

Nicknames
Roma (aif.ru, 11 Mar 2014)
Hobbies
Fishing, quadracycling. (rezeptsport.ru, 01 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named 2015 Best Male Athlete of the Year by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC]. (paralympic.org, 14 Nov 2015)

He received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second and fourth grades] in the Russian Federation, in recognition of his performances at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010 and 2014. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014; kremlin.ru, 26 Mar 2010)

He was named Athlete of the Month by the IPC for both January 2012 and February 2013. (paralympic.org, 13 Mar 2013)

In 2010 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (rezeptsport.ru, 01 Aug 2018)
Other sports
He won medals in cross-country skiing and biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010 and 2014. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2014)
Impairment
In February 2006 he lost both legs in a car accident. (sovsport.ru, 16 Mar 2010; rezeptsport.ru, 01 Aug 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 12.5 km Individual Sitting Final Round 3
Men's 2.4 km Pursuit Sitting Qualification 20
Men's 1 km Sprint Sitting Semifinal 5
Men's 10 km Sitting Final Round 5
Men's 15 km Sitting Final Round 2
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-25 1
Men's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-26 1
Men's Short Distance Sitting Final 2013-02-28 3
Men's Middle Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-01 1
Men's Long Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-03 2
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-03-05 1
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-08 1
Men's 15 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-09 1
Men's 12.5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-11 1
Men's 1 km Sprint Sitting Final Round 2014-03-12 1
Men's 15 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-14 1
4x2.5 km Open Relay Final Round 2014-03-15 1
Men's 10 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-16 4
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-24 13
Men's Middle Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-27 11
Men's Sprint - Classic Sitting Race 1 2015-01-28 11
Open Relay Final 2015-02-01 2