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Viacheslav Khrustalev

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Family
Wife Elena, daughter Nelli
Residence
St. Petersburg, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2002 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"It is not a team sport. Here everything depends only on yourself."
Club / Team
St. Petersburg Athletics Academy: Russia
Name of coach
Nadezhda Kleshchenko, RUS, from 2002

International debut

Year
2003
Location
Budapest, HUN

General interest

Nicknames
Slava (runners.ru, 15 Sep 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T20 1500m at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; paralympic.org, 25 Jul 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"In this life, I don't look for myself but I create myself!" (VK profile, 18 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (rsf-id.ru, 24 Feb 2016)

He carried the Paralympic torch in St. Petersburg as it made its way through Russia ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (torchrelay.sochi2014.com, 01 Mar 2014)

In April 2013 he was honoured by the St. Petersburg Committee of Physical Education and Sport in Russia in recognition of his achievements in sport. (saint-petersburg-deaf.com, 26 Apr 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Heat 2 2011-01-27 5
Men's 1500 m T20 Final 2011-01-29 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Final Round 2012-09-04 5
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Final 1 2013-07-25 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Final 1 2015-10-25 4