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Ruslan Tuchin

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Yulia, son Roman
Residence
Mozhga, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2010 in Izhevsk, Russia.
Why this sport?
A doctor gave him the telephone number of the head of the local sledge hockey team. He called the coach, who invited him to join the team.
Club / Team
Udmurtia: Izhevsk, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Larionov [club], RUS; Sergey Samoylov [national], RUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Podolsk, RUS

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep moving forwards towards your goal." (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russia. (team-russia2014.ru, 18 Mar 2014)

For his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, he was awarded the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [first grade] by the president of Russia. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)

In May 2012 his sporting achievements were recognised by Alexander Volkov, the president of Udmurtia. He was one of 24 athletes from the region to receive a certificate and a financial reward at the president's residence. (udm-info.ru, 18 May 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2015 World Championships in Buffalo, NY, United States and the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2015)
Impairment
At age 24 he was struck by a train and lost his legs. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2014-03-08 2
Mixed Group B 2014-03-09 4
Mixed Group B 2014-03-11 6
Mixed Group B - Standings 2014-03-11 1
Mixed Semifinal 2014-03-13 201
Mixed Gold Medal Match 2014-03-15 101