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Alena Kaufman

Nordic Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Classification
LW8

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Karina, son Vladimir
Other names
Alena Gorbunova
Residence
St. Petersburg, RUS
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Ural State University of Physical Education : Yekaterinburg, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training at age 16 in Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She liked skiing with her parents since childhood, and began training professionally while at school.

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Val di Fiemme, ITA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 19 Jan 2015)
Awards and honours
For her achievements at the 2010 and 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, she received the Orders for Merits to the Fatherland [second and fourth grades] of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014; fontanka.ru, 26 Mar 2010)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (rezeptsport.ru, 25 Mar 2014)
Other sports
She has represented Russian Federation in Para Triathlon, and won bronze at the 2013 European Championships in Alanya, Turkey. (ekburg.ru, 11 Feb 2014)
Impairment
She was born with a weakened left hand. (itar-tass.com, 13 Mar 2014; e1.ru, 12 Mar 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from the sport after the 2015 World Championships in Cable, WI, United States of America. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2018)

MATERNITY BREAK
During her pregnancy she took part of the 2010/11 season off. (allsportinfo.ru, 01 Apr 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 7.5 km Standing Final Round 1
Women's 15 km Standing Final Round 9999
Women's 10 km Standing Final Round 6
Women's 5 km Standing Final Round 6
Women's 12.5 km Standing Final Round 10
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 15 km Standing Final Round 9
Women's 5 km Standing Final Round 8
Women's 1 km Sprint Standing Qualification 9999
Women's 3 km Pursuit Standing Qualification 3
Women's 3 km Pursuit Standing Final Round 3
Women's 12.5 km Individual Standing Final Round 5
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sprint - Classic Standing Final 2013-02-25 8
Women's Short Distance Standing Final 2013-02-28 10
Women's Middle Distance Standing Final 2013-03-01 9
Women's Long Distance Standing Final 2013-03-03 9
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 1
Women's 15 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-10 5
Women's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-11 1
Women's 1 km Sprint Standing Final Round 2014-03-12 3
Women's 12.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 2
4x2.5 km Mixed Relay Final Round 2014-03-15 1
Women's 5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 4
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Short Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-24 8
Women's Middle Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-27 7
Women's Long Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-30 7
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-31 9999