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Valentyn Miedviediev

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T37

Further personal information

Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age eight in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
"One day a trainer from a sports school came to the orphanage and selected children to take part in sports, and I started to practice athletics."
Club / Team
Kharkiv Region: Ukraine
Name of coach
Ganna Pechko, UKR
Training Regime
He trains twice a day.

General interest

Nicknames
Valik (newsroom.kh.ua, 05 May 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (newsroom.kh.ua, 05 May 2017)
Other information
REUNITED WITH FAMILY
He grew up in an orphanage, but at age 24 he was reunited with his father and sister through a television show aimed at reuniting relatives. "There was no development in the boarding school, every day was a groundhog day, where we not only lived, but also worked, including in the garden. When I started doing sports, I began to set goals, and I realised that sport was the most important thing for me." (newsroom.kh.ua, 05 May 2017; stb.ua, 31 Oct 2014)