Font size bigger Font size smaller
Imagen
9785-Valeriy Ponomarenko photo

Valeriy Ponomarenko

Shooting
1
1
3

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Family
Wife Elena, daughters Maria and Ioanna
Residence
Maykop, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 1995 in the Republic of Adygea, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
One of his friends advised him to try shooting.
Club / Team
DOSAAF: Maykop, RUS
Name of coach
Georgy Gulyaychenko, RUS, from 2000

International debut

Year
1994
Competing for
Russia

General interest

Hobbies
Fishing, classical music, war literature. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the SH1 air pistol at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Soviet shooter Alexander Melentyev. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I like shooting because nothing repeats here, there are no leaders, so today you may be first and tomorrow you may be last." (ria.ru, 03 Feb 2014)
Awards and honours
He carried the Olympic torch through his hometown of Maykop, Russian Federation, ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (ria.ru, 03 Feb 2014)

For winning gold at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, he was decorated with the Order of Friendship by the president of Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 30 Sep 2009)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He was born with an impairment to his right arm. (rg.ru, 02 Oct 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 1
Men's Air Pistol SH1 Final Round 1
Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 Qualification 2
Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 Final Round 3
Mixed Free Pistol SH1 Qualification 2
Mixed Free Pistol SH1 Final Round 3
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 25m Sport Pistol SH1 Qualification 2010-07-18 8
Mixed 50m Free Pistol SH1 Qualification 2010-07-21 8
Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2010-07-23 19
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P1 - Men's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2012-08-30 8
P1 - Men's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Final Round 2012-08-30 5
P3 - Mixed 25 m Pistol SH1 Final Round 2012-09-03 3
P3 - Mixed 25 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2012-09-03 4
P4 - Mixed 50 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2012-09-06 2
P4 - Mixed 50 m Pistol SH1 Final Round 2012-09-06 2
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Final 2014-07-20 5
Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-20 4
Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-22 6
Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Semifinal 2014-07-22 6
Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Final 2014-07-24 2
Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-24 3