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Vladimir Erman

Athletics | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Petropavl, KAZ
Occupation
Athlete, Politician
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2007.
Why this sport?
Previously a kickboxer, his former trainer suggested he try Para swimming to improve his health.
Name of coach
Dmitry Gapotchenko [personal], KAZ

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports [IWAS] World Games in 2011 and 2013. (Open Petropavl YouTube channel, 10 Jul 2018)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (uvmp.sko.gov.kz, 07 Nov 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Open Petropavl YouTube channel, 10 Jul 2018)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of suffering a knife wound in the back at age 20. (prospektsk.kz, 11 Apr 2014; newskaz.ru, 12 Dec 2011)
Other information
OTHER ROLES
In March 2014 he was voted onto the city parliament of Petropavl, Kazakhstan. (100esim.el.kz, 25 Oct 2018; astana.vc, 06 Apr 2014)