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Vitalii Gritsenko

Athletics | Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T53

Further personal information

Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Smolensk State Academy of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2013 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"When they told me about this sport, then showed me it, I was fired up about it right away. And when I began training and was good at it, I fell in love with it even more."
Club / Team
Vorobyovy Gory: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Sergey Shilov [personal], RUS; Alexei Vasyatkin [personal], RUS

General interest

Hobbies
Football. (Athlete, 06 Apr 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Mar 2021; Athlete, 03 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Sergey Shilov and Irina Gromova. (Athlete, 23 Sep 2015)
Hero / Idol
Swiss wheelchair racer Marcel Hug, French biathlete Martin Fourcade. (Athlete, 23 Sep 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport gives you strength, strength gives you confidence, confidence makes you successful." (Athlete, 12 Apr 2020)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 25 Dec 2020)
Other sports
He represented the Russian Federation in Para biathlon and Para cross-country skiing at the 2015 World Championships in Cable, WI, United States of America. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Oct 2019; Athlete, 23 Sep 2015)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 03 Nov 2019)
Impairment
In 2008 he was wounded during his military service. He sustained a spinal cord injury that resulted in leg paralysis. (kp.ru, 25 Feb 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-24 15
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Sitting Race 1 2015-01-25 9999
Men's Middle Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-27 13
Men's Sprint - Classic Sitting Race 1 2015-01-28 16
Men's Long Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-30 8
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Race 1 2015-01-31 12
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T53 Heat 1 2015-10-22 11
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 2 2015-10-25 5
Men's 200 m T53 Final 1 2015-10-25 5
Men's 400 m T53 Final 1 2015-10-27 7
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 1 2015-10-27 7
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 2 2015-10-29 12
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Final 1 2015-10-31 4