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Vladimir Balynets



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Yakutsk, RUS
Higher education
Coaching - Baikal State University of Economics and Law: Yakutsk, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began taking the sport seriously at age 19 in Yakutsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He has enjoyed participating in sport since his school days. During a celebration at a sports complex, he and some friends went into the gym and discovered the sport. He was motivated to continue training in powerlifting because he quickly achieved good results.
Name of coach
Pyotr Davydov [personal], RUS

International debut

Competing for
International Tournament
Wroclaw, POL

General interest

Volodya (, 10 Sep 2012)
Listening to music, reading books, playing the guitar, surfing the internet. (Athlete, 25 May 2019)
Awards and honours
He received the Second Breath prize at the 2018 Return to Life awards held by the Russian Paralympic Committee. (, 11 Dec 2018)

He received the Civil Valour award in 2015 in recognition of his multiple sporting achievements and contributions to the development of powerlifting in the Russian Federation. He has also received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation and the Polar Star Order, which is issued in Sakha Republic, Russian Federation. (, 25 Dec 2020;, 09 Jul 2015)

He took part in the Paralympic torch relay by lighting the cauldron in Yakutsk, Russian Federation, ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 25 Feb 2014)

He received the Order for Merit to the Fatherland in recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (, 10 Oct 2012)
Famous relatives
His younger brother Roman has competed in Para powerlifting and Para athletics [shot put]. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2016)
To become a Paralympic champion. (Athlete, 25 May 2019)
He was born with chondrodysplasia, a condition that can affect the skeletal system, skin and eyes. (, 10 Oct 2012)


Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 48.00kg Final 2010-07-25 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -48 kg Final Round 2012-08-30 2
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 49.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-05 3