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Vladimir Kamantcev

Para Ice Hockey


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Wife Anastasia, sons Alexei, Miron, and Mikhail
Izhevsk, RUS
Higher education
Coaching - Izhevsk State Technical University: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2011 in Izhevsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
As a child he enjoyed team sports such as volleyball and basketball. After his leg was amputated, he met Nail Ziyatdinov, vice president of the Udmurt Foundation for the Impaired and War Veterans, who encouraged him to try Para ice hockey.
Club / Team
Udmurtia: Izhevsk, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Chuzhanov [club], RUS; Ruslan Batyrshin [national], RUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

International debut

Competing for
Czech Republic

General interest

Kamancha (, 08 Jan 2020)
Collecting pucks, playing table tennis. (Athlete, 27 Oct 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 27 Oct 2020;, 13 Aug 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Alexander Larionov. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Soviet ice hockey goaltender Vladislav Tretiak. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You must have high concentration and a thirst for perfection." (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Goaltender in the 2013/14 Russian Championship. (, 25 Apr 2014)

He received the Order For Merit to the Fatherland [first grade] in Russian Federation, in recognition of his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 17 Mar 2014)

In 2000 he received the Order of Courage in the Russian Federation. (, 08 Jan 2020)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russian Federation. (, 26 Apr 2021)
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 27 Oct 2020)
In 2000 he was serving with the Russian Armed Forces during the Second Chechen War when he was wounded in an ambush. A bullet damaged the sciatic nerve in his leg, affecting the blood circulation. Despite several operations on the injury, his leg had to be amputated. (, 10 Oct 2012)


Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2014-03-08 2
Mixed Group B 2014-03-09 4
Mixed Group B 2014-03-11 6
Mixed Group B - Standings 2014-03-11 1
Mixed Semifinal 2014-03-13 201
Mixed Gold Medal Match 2014-03-15 101