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Sergei Sychev



Further personal information

Wife Natalia, one son, one daughter
Bryansk, RUS
Higher education
Engineering - Bryansk State Academy of Engineering and Technology: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2005 in Bryansk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He always had weights at home since he was a child, so his friends advised him to take up powerlifting.

General interest

Wood carving. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2016)
He broke his leg three months before the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (, 16 Oct 2008)
Awards and honours
On the eve of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, he took part in the Olympic torch relay in his hometown of Bryansk, Russian Federation. (, 15 Jan 2014)

He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (, 28 Dec 2015)

He was named among the 10 Best Athletes of the region of Bryansk in 2013. (, 03 Jan 2014)

He has been given a medal for Merits to the City of Bryansk by the Bryansk City Council. (, 18 Jul 2010)
Other sports
He participated in weightlifting from 1995 to 2005. (, 18 Jul 2010)
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2016)
Other information
In December 2018 he retired from the sport. (Athlete, 19 Dec 2018)

In May 2017 the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] announced that he had been suspended from competition for two years after he was found guilty of a second doping violation. He tested positive for the banned substance metandienone at an out-of-competition test in June 2016. Despite it being his second offence, he was given a reduced sanction because he was able to prove that the supplement he was using was contaminated. (, 30 May 2017)

In 2008 he graduated in law from the Oryol Regional Academy of Public Administration. In 2014 he graduated in coaching from the branch of Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health in Bryansk, Russian Federation. (, 10 Dec 2008; Athlete, 23 Apr 2016)


Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -67.5 kg Final Round 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -75 kg Final Round 2012-09-03 4
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-07 3