Veniamin Nikitin

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
F33

Further personal information

Family
Wife and one son
Residence
Nizhnevartovsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2011 in Nizhnevartovsk, Russia.
Why this sport?
His friends told him about the Ugra Adaptive Sports Centre, so he went along to see for himself.
Club / Team
Ugra Adaptive Sports Centre: Nizhnevartovsk, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Borovykh, RUS, from 2011

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Russia
Location
Germany

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with his family. (Athlete, 22 Dec 2015)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport in Russia. (Athlete, 22 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 22 Dec 2015)
Impairment
In December 2006 a large group of men attacked him and his friends after he had defended his girlfriend from one of them at a disco. They hit his head with a bat, and he could barely move for several years after the incident. His right arm never regained proper function. (csi-ugra.ru, 01 Aug 2013)