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Valerii Redkozubov of Russia

Valerii Redkozubov

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
B2
Guide
Evgeny Geroev

Further personal information

Residence
Sochi, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried alpine skiing in 1982, at age 10, in Norilsk, Russian Federation. He began competing in Para alpine skiing in 2007.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to try the sport after watching skiers descend the mountains in Norilsk, Russian Federation. "I began my career myself and fought to participate in the sport."
Club / Team
Moscow Region Training Centre of Para Sports: Russia
Name of coach
Natalia Brusova [national, personal], RUS, from 2014

General interest

Hobbies
Cycling, music. (Athlete, 01 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 01 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Russian wrestler Alexander Karelin. (Athlete, 01 Mar 2022)
Injuries
At the 2009 World Championships in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, he suffered a knee injury and could not continue in the competition. He underwent surgery and missed the rest of the 2008/09 season. (sportbox.ru, 26 Dec 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything is just in life, it just depends on how you look at things." (pyeongchang2018.com, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In recognition of his performance at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, he received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [first class] in the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 20 Mar 2018)

In recognition of his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, he was presented with the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [fourth class] in the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)

He was chosen as the Russian Federation's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 07 Mar 2014)

In 2014 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 14 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He lost his right eye after sustaining facial injuries in a mining accident. (specialviewportal.ru, 16 Jan 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Visually impaired Final Round 11
Men's Slalom Visually impaired Final Round 9999
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G VI Final 2009-02-23 11
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-Combined VI Final 2011-01-19 8
Men's Slalom VI Final 2011-01-20 8
Men's Giant Slalom VI Final 2011-01-21 8
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom VI Race 1 2013-02-24 3
Men's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2013-02-26 9
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-09 6
Men's Slalom Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-13 1
Men's Super Combined Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-14 1
Men's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-15 3
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G VI Race 1 2015-03-05 7
Men's Super-Combined VI Race 1 2015-03-07 4
Men's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2015-03-08 1
Men's Slalom VI Race 1 2015-03-10 1
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-11 6
Men's Super Combined Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-13 3
Men's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-14 6
Men's Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-17 3