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Vladimir Igushkin

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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2

Further personal information

Family
Son Alexei [2019]
Residence
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Economics, Information Technology - Komsomolsk-na-Amure State University: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
While rehabilitating after his stroke, he came across an advertisement for a snowboarding course in Finland. He was hesitant to take part at first, as the course was aimed at able-bodied people, but the organisers of the programme eventually convinced him to join.
Club / Team
Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding Sports School of Olympic Reserve: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, RUS
Name of coach
Olga Zheltova [personal], RUS, from 2015; Evgeny Pronashko [national], RUS

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Russia

General interest

Hobbies
Writing poems, singing, watching movies, skateboarding, mountainboarding, playing the harp, photography. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2018; Instagram profile, 10 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning his first title at the Russian championships with gold at the 2016 edition, and claiming his first medal at an international event at the 2021 Europa Cup in Landgraaf, Netherlands. (Athlete, 21 Dec 2021)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't stop." (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was named Best Para Athlete in the Sakhalin region of the Russian Federation. (sakhalin.info, 17 Aug 2018)

He has received the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 26 Apr 2021; Athlete, 20 Dec 2018)
Impairment
A stroke affected the right side of his body. (astv.ru, 21 Mar 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Final 2018-03-12 18
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL2 Final 2018-03-16 16