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Vladimir Gyurov

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10-1

Further personal information

Residence
Sofia, BUL
Languages
Bulgarian, English, Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Why this sport?
He was initially introduced to wheelchair tennis by his friend Boris Tomov. He also tried wheelchair basketball, Para rowing and Para cycling before switching to Para alpine skiing.

General interest

Nicknames
Vlady (Facebook profile, 03 Feb 2021)
Hobbies
Mountaineering, travelling, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball, sailing, cycling, swimming, listening to music, spending time with friends. (Facebook profile, 25 Nov 2021; sofia-balkan.com, 23 Nov 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's easiest to complain, but it's not constructive. We have a life. We must live our time on this earth to the fullest." (flagman.bg, 26 Dec 2018)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair basketball at club level in Bulgaria. (sofia-balkan.com, 23 Nov 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 04 Feb 2021)
Impairment
At age 18 he was struck by a bus while riding his bicycle, which resulted in spinal cord injuries and paralysis from the chest down. (blitz.bg, 16 Apr 2015)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has also studied for a degree in business administration at the American University in Bulgaria. (blitz.bg, 16 Apr 2015)