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Vladimir Samoliuk

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20, F20

Further personal information

Residence
Nizhny Novgorod, RUS
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2012 in Navashino in the Nizhny Novgorod region of the Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His first coach Vyacheslav Mysov noticed his talent while he was at school. He began training full-time after his mother's death in 2011, as she had supported his passion for sports and wanted to see him succeed.
Club / Team
Nizhegorodets Sports School: Nizhny Novgorod, RUS
Name of coach
Valentina Sukhanova [personal], RUS; Evgeny Sukhanov [personal], RUS

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Swansea, WAL

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 800m at the 2018 World Intellectual Impairment Sport Indoor Championships in Val-de-Reuil, France. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2019; virtus.sport, 19 Apr 2018)
Most influential person in career
His physical education teacher at school. (Athlete, 30 May 2016)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (rsf-id.ru, 20 Feb 2021)