Paralympic Athlete Undergoes High-Caliber Tests at nanoM Sports and Human Performance Laboratory
Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Thursday 20 September 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]
Sergey Burlakov, a Paralympic athlete and four-time amputee, visited nanoM on September 16th. nanoM is a sports and human performance facility that is the first of its kind in the world, and Burlakov visited to undergo a series of tests.
Karan Rekhi, Vice President - Operations of Emirates Healthcare, said, “An inspirational hero like Sergey proves that you can do anything you set your mind to. He passed our tests at nanoM with flying colors; the tests are challenging at times because they are meant to test your endurance and push your limits. It was very impressive to measure and even more impressive to witness a quadruple amputee living his best life like anyone else and out-performing most people.”
“I always do what I love and what I can, and I push my limits and do it to the best of my ability. The word impossible is not in my vocabulary. I was very impressed by nanoM’s high-tech facility; I felt like I was in outer space! As soon as I arrived, I knew I needed to tell the Paralympic community about nanoM and how useful it can be to all athletes, whether they are in the Paralympics or not,” said Burlakov.
Burlakov toured the facility, and underwent a series of tests at the nanoM clinic, including a cardio-metabolic test to measure his respiratory gas exchange during a series of treadmill simulated walks and runs, and a test in the “BodPod” (a machine that uses air simulation to measure an athlete’s body composition in relation to their age, height and weight). He also took part in a Gait analysis, showing off his impressive black belt karate skills in a simulated test that measured his movements.
Burlakov is the only four-time amputee to have completed a marathon of 42 km and 195 m; his achievement is listed in the Guinness World Records. Burlakov can also fly a hang glider, sail a yacht, and shoot perfectly. He is a participant and organizer of the Moscow-Taganrog bike ride; a Russian champion in athletics and swimming (more than 40 times); a master of sports in track and field, and swimming and shooting; a winner of international triathlon competitions; a world karate champion; a black belt; the holder of the title “Man of the Planet”; and a New York Marathon record holder.
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