Paralympic gold and world record
Master's student of the UNN Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Andrei Vdovin, Honoured Master of Sport of Russia, won the 400 metres in T37 class and became champion of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. He covered the distance in 49.34 seconds, which is a new world record. Specialising in the 100, 200 and 400 metres, he is a ten-time world champion. He also holds five European gold medals. Andrei has set a total of three world records in the T37 class during his athletic career.
Andrei Vdovin was the flag bearer of the Russian national team at the opening ceremony of the Paralympics in Tokyo this year. It should be noted that Andrei won two more medals at this year's Paralympics: he also took silver in the 100m and 200m T37 class events.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said addressing Andrei Vdovin: "At the 16th Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo, you have demonstrated excellent preparation, sportsmanship and the ability to calculate your forces precisely. These qualities of a true leader and champion helped you to become the first in the 400m race and set the world record. And of course, special thanks to your coaches and mentors."
Congratulations to Andrei and our wishes of further success!