Irek Zaripov

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Irek Zaripov
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Born (1983-03-27) March 27, 1983 (age 31)
Sterlitamak, Russia
Updated on April 14, 2010.

Irek Zaripov (Russian: Ирек Айратович Зарипов, Bashkir: Ирек Айрат улы Зәрипов) is a Russian biathlete and cross-country skier.

He was born on March 27, 1983, in Sterlitamak, Bashkir ASSR.

He lost his legs in a car accident in 2000. He started to practice skiing in 2005.[1]

He competed at the 2010 Winter Paralympics[2] where he won five medals: two gold and one silver in cross country skiing, and two gold medals in biathlon.

He has a son named Aynur.[3]

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