Type of Impairment
Further personal information
Partner Yekaterina, one son
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
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)
Before switching to Para athletics, he competed in powerlifting at an elite level. (streetfighting.ru, 11 Sep 2012)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2021)
His vision began to deteriorate seriously at age seven. (Instagram profile, 25 Jul 2017)
|Men's Shot Put F11/12||Final Round||2012-09-03||7|
|Men's Shot Put F12||Final 1||2013-07-20||3|
|Men's Shot Put F12||Final 1||2015-10-22||11|
|Men's Discus Throw F11||Final 1||2015-10-27||7|