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Sergei Shatalov

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
F11, T11

Further personal information

Family
Partner Yekaterina, one son
Residence
Bryansk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Coaching, Teaching - Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health: Bryansk, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2010 in Bryansk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He began weightlifting in 1996 in Klintsy, Russian Federation and competed as a powerlifter before switching to Para athletics. He took up shot put and javelin because they required strength to be successful.
Club / Team
Victoria Adaptive Sports School: Bryansk, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Chernikov [personal], RUS, from 2010

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Stadskanaal, NED

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with his family. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze medals in the F12 shot put at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France and in the F11 discus at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2019)
Hero / Idol
Russian mixed martial artist Fedor Emelianenko. (Athlete, 14 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"My path is not easy, but I go anyway." (Instagram profile, 08 Nov 2020)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (fss.org.ru, 18 Dec 2020)
Other sports
Before switching to Para athletics, he competed in powerlifting at an elite level. (streetfighting.ru, 11 Sep 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2021)
Impairment
His vision began to deteriorate seriously at age seven. (Instagram profile, 25 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-03 7
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2013-07-20 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2015-10-22 11
Men's Discus Throw F11 Final 1 2015-10-27 7