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Sergey Alexandrov

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW3

Further personal information

Family
Wife Polina, daughter Svetlana [2012]
Residence
St. Petersburg, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker, Photographer
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Geography, Teaching - Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia: St. Petersburg, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para skiing in 2012 in the Leningrad region of the Russian Federation. Prior to that he had been involved in mountaineering and ski touring for over 10 years.
Name of coach
Alexei Lashmanov [personal], RUS

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Russia
Location
Landgraaf, NED

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with family, photography, travel. (Athlete, 23 Dec 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning multiple medals at the Russian national championships, and competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 23 Dec 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Alexei Lashmanov and Alexander Kaluzhsky, St. Petersburg Adaptive Sports Federation vice president Valery Kaluzhsky, and alpine skier Sergey Bogoutdinov. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2015)
Hero / Idol
Russian Para athlete Alexei Lashmanov. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When you see with your own eyes that you are mortal, you begin feeling the present more brightly." (rusplt.ru, 04 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 29 May 2020; Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Other sports
He has competed in adaptive wakeboarding at national level and won bronze in sitting cable wakeboarding at the 2019 Russian Championships. (Athlete, 23 Dec 2020; fondopora.ru, 10 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 23 Dec 2020)
Impairment
In 2009 he fell while climbing Mount Elbrus. He severely broke both legs and suffered frostbite, which resulted in a double amputation. (tv100.ru, 04 Feb 2015; paperpaper.ru, 23 Jul 2013)
Other information
GUIDE
He has served as guide for the Russian Para alpine skier Mayya Simanova during competitions. Simanova has a vision impairment. (Instagram profile, 14 Dec 2020; paralymp.ru, 02 Feb 2020)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied coaching in adaptive physical education at Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 29
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-17 23