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Vadim Selyukin

Para Ice Hockey


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency

Further personal information

Wife Irina, daughter Ekaterina
Kubinka, RUS
Athlete, Veteran
Higher education
Management - Moscow State Open University: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing ice sledge hockey in early 2009 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He saw ice sledge hockey on television during the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin, and knew he wanted to join a team. Along with some friends, he then began training with the Phoenix club in the Moscow region of Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Phoenix: Russia
Name of coach
Nikolay Sharshukov [club], RUS; Sergey Samoylov [national], RUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

International debut

Competing for

General interest

Driving cars, diving, keeping fish. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2015)
Most influential person in career
His wife Irina, and coach Sergey Samoylov. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014;, 16 May 2012)
Hero / Idol
Russian para-athlete Alexander Filatov. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There is no authority on the ice." (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russian Federation. (, 18 Mar 2014)

He received the Order For Merit to the Fatherland [first grade] in Russian Federation, in recognition of his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 17 Mar 2014)
To win a gold medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and at the world championships. (Athlete, 12 Dec 2015)
In 2002 he was serving with the Russian Armed Forces when he was injured in an explosion. He had both of his legs amputated after they developed gangrene. (, 04 Apr 2013;, 16 May 2012)
Other information
In 2004 he set up a sports club for people with impairments. This developed to form the majority of the original core of the Russian Federation national ice sledge hockey team. "It was strange at the beginning. There were very few of us at the first training session. It's still hockey, just with two sticks, one in each hand. We were just staring at one another not knowing what to do. We tried the hockey sledge but couldn't handle it at first. We were falling down constantly." (, 10 Feb 2014;, 08 Jan 2014)


Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2014-03-08 2
Mixed Group B 2014-03-09 4
Mixed Group B 2014-03-11 6
Mixed Group B - Standings 2014-03-11 1
Mixed Semifinal 2014-03-13 201
Mixed Gold Medal Match 2014-03-15 101