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Vadim Aleshkin

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F44, T44

Further personal information

Residence
Chelyabinsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Public Administration - Chelyabinsk State University: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2011 in Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Why this sport?
After trying arm wrestling and cycling, he found athletics was something he enjoyed and was good at.
Club / Team
Specialised Youth Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.2: Chelyabinsk, RUS
Name of coach
Sergey Pugach, RUS, from 2012; Veronika Tregubova, RUS, from 2011

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Russia
Location
Stadskanaal, NED

General interest

Hobbies
Coaching arm wrestling. (Athlete, 04 Aug 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two bronze medals at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 26 May 2016)
Most influential person in career
His wife. (Athlete, 02 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
US sprinter and long jumper Carl Lewis. (Athlete, 02 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Athletics for me is power, speed, strength, stamina. These are all qualities that a man should have." (rezeptsport.ru, 30 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (rezeptsport.ru, 21 Feb 2016)
Other sports
He used to compete in arm wrestling and finished second at the world championships in Las Vegas, NV, United States. (rezeptsport.ru, 30 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 26 May 2016)
Impairment
He lost his right leg in early 2003. (rezeptsport.ru, 30 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T44 Final 1 2015-10-23 3
Men's Long Jump T44 WR Attempt 2015-10-23 3
Men's 4x100 m T42-47 Final 1 2015-10-31 3