Alexander Kuzyukov

Alexander Anatolyevich Kuzyukov (Russian: Александр Анатольевич Кузюков; born 7 August 1987)[1] is a Russian wheelchair fencer, who won gold in the men's épée B event at the 2020 Summer Paralympics.[2] He is a two-time Paralympic champion, three-time world champion, three-time European champion, and 23-time champion of Russia. He is a Merited Master of Sport of Russia.[3]

Alexander Kuzyukov
Александр Кузюков в 2014 году.jpg
Personal information
Native nameАлександр Анатольевич Кузюков
Full nameAlexander Anatolyevich Kuzyukov
Born (1987-08-07) August 7, 1987 (age 34)
Maryanovka, Soviet Union
Sport
SportFencing
Disability classB

Early lifeEdit

Kuzyukov was born 1987 in the workers' settlement of Maryanovka, Omsk Oblast. In childhood he practiced running, swimming and basketball. At the age of eighteen he had an employment injury on a construction site, receiving a spinal compression fracture and the loss of ability to walk.[4] After the injury he decided to take up Paralympic fencing (sitting fencing). He attended the recently established section in Omsk, with his first coach being Valery Petrovich Purtov.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Kuzyukov enrolled at the Siberian Automobile and Highway University with a degree in "Economics and Management in Companies" and at the Siberian State Academy of Physical Culture and Sports with a degree in "Coach Instructor in Physical Culture and Sports".[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KUZYUKOV Alexander". Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Gold Medal Bout Results". Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  3. ^ a b Кузюков Александр Анатольевич
  4. ^ Для реабилитации пострадавших на производстве в Омске приобрели уникальный тренажер
  5. ^ Валерий Пуртов: "Паралимпийцы такие же спортсмены, только сильнее"