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Vladimir Andriushchenko

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
F12

Further personal information

Family
Wife Elena, daughters Anastasia and Yana, son Egor
Residence
Omsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Omsk State Pedagogical University: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 1992 in Tavricheskoye, Russia.
Why this sport?
A physical education teacher encouraged him to take up athletics.
Club / Team
Centre of Paralympic Preparation: Omsk, RUS
Name of coach
Sergey Babanin, RUS
Training Regime
He trains in his own sports complex in Tavricheskoye, Russia.

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Athens, GRE

General interest

Nicknames
Vova (itar-tass.com, 03 Sep 2012)
Most influential person in career
Coach Vladimir Zamyatin. (Athlete, 12 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Willpower and aspiration to victory are more important than physical strength. Even if someone doesn't believe in you, it's necessary first of all to believe in yourself." (omsk-sport.ru, 10 Oct 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russia. (paralymp.ru, 07 Jul 2015)

He carried the Paralympic torch in Omsk as the relay made its way through Russia ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (admomsk.ru, 27 Feb 2014)

In 2008 he was presented with a gold medal for outstanding services to the Omsk region of Russia. (sportom.ru, 12 Mar 2010)

In 2006 he received a Sports Award from the governor of the Omsk region. (sportom.ru, 12 Mar 2010)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 12 Oct 2015)
Impairment
He began to lose his vision after an injury at age 15. (itar-tass.com, 03 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F11/12 Final Round 2
Men's Discus Throw F11/12 Final Round 4
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F12 Final 2011-01-22 1
Men's Discus Throw F12 Final 2011-01-28 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-03 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2013-07-20 2
Men's Discus Throw F12 Final 1 2013-07-24 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2015-10-22 6
Men's Discus Throw F12 Final 1 2015-10-31 4