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APRIL 2011

Russia Mikhalina Lysova - Athlete of the Month April 2011

Nizhny Tagil, Russia
LATEST TRIUMPHS:
Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games - Gold: 6km and 10km biathlon and sprint freestyle biathlon; Silver: 12.5km biathlon and 5km freestyle and 15km classic cross-country
2013 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships - Gold: 6km, 10km and 12.5km biathlon and 1km sprint classic and 5km classic cross country
Four gold, three silver medals at the 2011 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships in biathlon and cross country
2011 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships - Gold: 3.6km pursuit and 12.5km biathlon events, 1km sprint and 3x2.5km team relay cross country events; Silver: 7.5km biathlon, 5km and 15km cross country events
2010 Vancouver Paralympic Winter Games - Gold: 3x2.5km cross country relay; Silver: 1km sprint and 5km cross country events; Bronze: 3km pursuit and 12.5km biathlon events
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Mikhalina Lysova was voted IPC’s “Athlete of the Month” following a poll on the IPC’s official Facebook page receiving 36% percent of all votes.

Mikhalina Lysova- Paralympic Athlete of the Month April 2011
April 2011'Athlete of the Month'

Lysova won four gold and three silver medals at the 2011 IPC Biathlon & Cross-Country Skiing World Champs.

World and Paralympic Champion Russia’s Mikhalina Lysova has been voted by the public as the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) “Athlete of the Month” for April 2011.

The visually impaired biathlete and cross-country skier won four gold and three silver medals at the 2011 IPC Biathlon & Cross-Country Skiing World Championships at the beginning of April in Khanty Mansyisk, Russia.

Together with her guide Alexey Ivanov, Lysova dominated the Biathlon Pursuit, finishing more than one minute ahead of second place Oksana Shyshkova from Ukraine. Lysova won another Biathlon gold medal in the Long Distance race.

In Cross-Country Skiing, Lysova finished first in the sprint race, and claimed gold in the relay, together with her team mates Maria Iovleva and Elena Remizova.

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