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Ruslan Katyshev

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Family
Wife Kateryna, daughter Anna, son Maksym
Residence
Odessa, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Physical Education - South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University: Odessa, UKR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1999 in Odessa, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
He was invited to train at a sports school by athletics coach Eduard Kushnirovich. "I liked running and jumping."
Club / Team
Invasport: Ukraine
Name of coach
Tetyana Orlova [personal], UKR, from 2003

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Ukraine
Location
Finland

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the F11 long jump at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian Para thrower Vasyl Lishchynskyy. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2019)
Injuries
He injured his leg during the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (fakty.ua, 22 Nov 2012)
Awards and honours
In recognition of his achievements at the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games, he received the Orders for Merits [third and second grades] in Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016; zakon2.rada.gov.ua, 17 Sep 2012)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to set a world record. (Athlete, 30 Apr 2020)
Impairment
He has a genetic eye condition that includes dystrophy of his retina. (fakty.ua, 22 Nov 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F12 Final Round 7
Men's Pentathlon P12 Final Round 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F12 Final Round 8
Men's Pentathlon P12 Final Round 7
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Pentathlon P11-13 Final 2011-01-25 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F11 Final Round 2012-09-04 1
Men's Triple Jump F11 Final Round 2012-09-06 3
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Triple Jump T11 Final 1 2013-07-24 1
Men's Long Jump T11 Final 1 2013-07-27 10
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T11 Final 1 2015-10-27 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T11 Final Round 2016-09-08 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T11 Final 1 2017-07-16 2