Marat Romanov

Marat Marsovich Romanov (Russian: Мара́т Ма́рсович Рома́нов; born 5 June 1966) is a Russian wheelchair curler playing as alternate for the Russian wheelchair curling team. He and his team won the silver medal at the 2014 Paralympic Games, gold medals at the 2012, 2015, and 2016 World Championships, and the silver medal at the 2017 World Championships

Marat Romanov
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Born (1966-06-05) June 5, 1966 (age 55)
Team
Curling clubGranit
SkipAndrey Smirnov
ThirdKonstantin Kurokhtin
SecondSvetlana Pakhomova
LeadAlexander Shevchenko
AlternateMarat Romanov

BiographyEdit

Marat Romanov was born on 5 June 1966 in Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. After school, Marat was trained as an assistant engine driver and spent a few years in the Soviet Navy before getting the job of a smelter at the Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant. In his spare time, he enjoyed mountaineering.[1]

Romanov came to curling after a car accident in 1996, after which he received a vertebral compression fracture.[2] He also did basketball and arm wrestling. In May 2007 he formed a curling team in Chelyabinsk, where he was a skip.[1][3]

In 2009, he graduated from the Department of Physical Education at the Ural State Academy of Physical Education in Chelyabinsk.[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 (2013)[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kopysov, Vladislav (11 March 2014). "Родные кёрлингиста Марата Романова рассказали о его пути к Паралимпиаде" (in Russian). 1obl.ru. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  2. ^ Litver, Lana (2 April 2014). "Жизнь после вердикта "смысла нет". Разговор с паралимпийцем". Argumenty i Fakty-Chelyabinsk (in Russian) (14). Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Романов Марат Марсович" (in Russian). Sportbox.ru. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Marat Romanov". Sochi2014.com. Archived from the original on 20 March 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 17 марта 2014 года № 144 «О награждении государственными наградами Российской Федерации»" (in Russian). kremlin.ru. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  6. ^ "↑ Приказ Министерства спорта РФ от 4 марта 2013 г. № 14-нг «О присвоении почетного спортивного звания „Заслуженный мастер спорта России"»" (in Russian). Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2017.

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