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Vladimir Krivulya



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Krasnodar, RUS
English, Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Kuban State University of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism: Krasnodar, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training at age 14 in Krasnodar, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He was invited to join the sports section at his school and was spotted by coach Yury Shkabarnya. He did not initially enjoy the sport but grew to like it after he started winning titles at different levels.
Club / Team
Krasnodar Regional Centre of Paralympic Preparation: Russia
Name of coach
Nadezhda Krivulya [personal], RUS

International debut

Competing for
World Championships
Kuala Lumpur, MAS

General interest

Volodya, Vova (, 25 Oct 2012;, 15 Jul 2012)
Dancing, playing the guitar. (Athlete, 26 May 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the 52kg category at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Apr 2021; Athlete, 26 Nov 2015)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There are no peaks that you can't conquer." (, 10 Jan 2008)
Awards and honours
He took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. His leg of the relay was in Krasnodar, Russian Federation. (, 05 Mar 2014)

He received the Order for Merit to the Fatherland [second grade] in the Russian Federation in recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (, 10 Sep 2012)

He was named the 2007 Young Glory Person of the Year in the Krasnodar region of the Russian Federation. (, 15 Jul 2012)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 25 Dec 2020)
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 26 May 2019)
His spinal cord was injured during childbirth. (, 10 Jan 2008)


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 -52 kg Final Round 2012-08-31 3
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 54.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-06 2