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Yevgeniy Slepov

Alpine Skiing | Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL1

Further personal information

Family
Wife Svetlana, four children
Languages
French, Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He grew up skiing until his accident in 1991. He began Para snowboarding in 2004 in Uzbekistan.
Why this sport?
"I have loved spending time in the mountains since childhood, and had a passion for skiing that I tried to forget after my injuries. After several years of treatment, I tried skiing again but it just wasn't possible due to my injuries. But I did not want to give up on returning to the mountains. By chance I saw an article about snowboarding on the internet, and I realised that I might be able to do it, so I bought a snowboard and boots. At first it was much more difficult that I imagined, but I eventually learned the technique."
Club / Team
Stolitsa Russian Alpine Skiing School: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Roman Demin [personal], RUS

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Uzbekistan

General interest

Most influential person in career
His wife Svetlana. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2014)
Injuries
In 2012 he was involved in a car accident that resulted in a pelvic fracture and a shattered elbow joint. He required several operations and had to spend three months in hospital. (gazeta-lady.uz, 14 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life is movement. Move, don't stop and never feel sorry for yourself. Believe, and you will succeed." (gazeta-lady.uz, 14 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (beijing2022.paralymp.ru, 18 Feb 2022)
Other sports
He has represented Belgium in Para canoe sprint, and placed 40th in the kayak single KL3 200m at the 2016 World Championships in Duisberg, Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Nov 2018)
Milestones
In 2014 he and Para alpine skier Ramil Gayazov became the first Uzbekistani athletes to compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. The 2014 Games in Sochi was the first occasion Uzbekistan had sent a team to the Paralympic Winter Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Dec 2018; paralympic.org, 01 Jan 2014)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a car accident in 1991. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2014; gazeta-lady.uz, 14 Mar 2014)
Other information
MULTI TALENTED
He represented Uzbekistan in snowboard at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, and then competed in Para canoe for Belgium at the world championships and European championships in 2016. He was registered to compete in snowboard for the Russian Federation ahead of the 2021/22 season. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Nov 2021; IPC, 19 Nov 2021; imas-sport.com, 17 May 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Para Snowboard Cross Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 32