Andrey Smirnov (curler)

Andrey Viktorovich Smirnov (Russian: Андре́й Ви́кторович Смирно́в; born 28 August 1973) is a Russian wheelchair curler playing as skip for the Russian wheelchair curling team. He and his team won the silver medal at the 2014 Paralympic Games and gold medals at the 2012 and 2015 World Championships.

Andrey Smirnov
Born (1973-08-28) August 28, 1973 (age 48)
Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg), RSFSR, Soviet Union
Team
Curling clubRodnik
SkipAndrey Smirnov
ThirdKonstantin Kurokhtin
SecondSvetlana Pakhomova
LeadAlexander Shevchenko
AlternateMarat Romanov

BiographyEdit

As a child Smirnov did speed skating, but after an accident at the age of 12, when he fell into an elevator pit on a building site, he performed sports including arm wrestling,[1] darts, tennis and basketball.[2]

Besides his success in international tournaments Smirnov won bronze at the 2011-12 Russian National Championships.[3] He is a member of the local sports club "Rodnik" in Yekaterinburg.[4]

AwardsEdit

  • Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" I class (17 March 2014) – for the huge contribution to the development of physical culture and sports, and for the high athletic performances at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi[5]
  • Merited Master of Sports of Russia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Паралимпийские деревни уже открыли свои двери в Сочи
  2. ^ Татьяна Михайловна Смирнова рассказала, как её сын шёл к успеху
  3. ^ "Чемпионат России по кёрлингу на колясках 2011/2012". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  4. ^ Подготовка к чемпионату России 2013/2014
  5. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 17 марта 2014 года № 144 «О награждении государственными наградами Российской Федерации» Archived 2016-02-03 at the Wayback Machine

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