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Russian professional whitewater kayaker.
- Date of birth: 02/03/81
- Nationality: Russian
- Home town: Perm, Russia
- Occupation: kayaker
Friends call him Antonio. This is a silent man of deeds. You could rarely hear him saying something, but when things come to paddling there's no better person. He is courageous, experienced and helping. He's the best for real! Especially when it comes to rescue. This guy possesses unique skills of saving lives on whitewater.
Antonio spent ten years from 1993 to 2003 being whitewater slalom professional. He is "Master of Sports" in Russia. He won a lot of medals and titles. Champion of Russia is one of them. Here's the full list:
* Participant of world slalom championship 2000 in junior men * Winner of Russian slalom championship 2000 * Slalom Champion of Russia 2002 * Champion of Russia in tourism 2004 (rafting) * Medalist of Russian championship in tourism 2003 (rafting), 2007 (kayaking) * Champion of Mazhoy rally 2005 (kayaking) Medalist of Mazhoy rally 2006 (kayaking)
But Antonio is most anxious for expedition kayaking. Running difficult places never been ran before. He has number of first descents.
* Turgusun river first descent in Kazakhstan 2004 * "Narym crack" kayak first descent. Kazakhstan 2004 * Right Gromotuha first descent in a kayak 2004 * Kurkure first descent. Altai 2005 * First descent of "Waterfall" rapid on Gunt river in Tajikistan 2006 * Yagnob first kayak descent Tajikistan 2006 * Muksu first kayak descent Tajikistan 2006 * Left Gromotuha first descent. Kazakhstan 2008 * Koksu waterfalls first descent. Kazakhstan 2008 * Kaljir first kayak descent. Kazakhstan 2008
He is a constant participant of all the kayakUSSR expeditions. Numerous times paddled Altai rivers. Took part in "Boofing the iron curtain" Russian-American Altai part of expedition 2004. Paddled a lot in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Caucasus, Djungaria, Tyan-shan.
See also: kayakUSSR