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Vasilii Varlakov

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Natalia, son Yaroslav, daughter Miya
Residence
Chelyabinsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Coaching, Teaching - Ural State University of Physical Education: Chelyabinsk, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2011 with SHC Ugra in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
During a prosthesis procedure he heard SHC Ugra were recruiting players. He was invited to a training camp after calling the club and sending them his curriculum vitae. "My childhood dream was to play ice hockey, and this [Para ice hockey] is the closest thing to it."
Club / Team
SHC Ugra: Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Zykov [club], RUS; Ruslan Batyrshin [national], RUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

General interest

Hobbies
Travelling, fishing, alpine skiing, cycling, off-road expeditions. (beijing2022.paralymp.ru, 18 Feb 2022; Athlete, 28 Oct 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 28 Oct 2020)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Defenceman of the second leg of the 2021/22 Russian Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 17 Nov 2021)

He received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [first class] in the Russian Federation in recognition of his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)

In 2014 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 17 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He won a silver medal in sitting volleyball at the 2007 World Championships in Brazil. He has also played wheelchair basketball at international level. (csi-ugra.ru, 30 Jan 2014)
Impairment
At age seven he lost a leg in a car accident. (csi-ugra.ru, 01 May 2014)

Results

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