Mikhail Hristov

Mikhail’s left arm had to be amputated to the shoulder and his right amputated below the elbow after he was electrocuted by accident aged 15 .

In 2013 he won two gold medals, one in the junior World Championship competition and one in the senior competition.

He is now preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

When not training he relaxes by playing computer games and enjoying the outdoors.

He is inspired by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and Bulgarian long jumper Peter Dachev, his coach.

Quote: “Never give up

Age 24
Country Bulgaria
Sport Athletics-Long Jump