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Arkadz Shykuts

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12

Further personal information

Residence
Belarus
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Belarusian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2015 in Minsk, Belarus, when he was given a chance to compete at the Belarusian open championships and finished third.
Why this sport?
Belarusian Para cross-country skier Valiantsina Shyts introduced him to the sport. "I just liked team work of cross-country skiing."
Club / Team
Republican Centre of Olympic Preparation in Paralympic Sports [BLR] / Dynamo [BLR]:
Name of coach
Mikhail Lebedzev, BLR, from 2016; Vasily Lebedzev, BLR, from 2016

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Belarus

General interest

Hobbies
Mastering skills in various professions. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family, and his friends. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep going forward with honour." (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He has received the titles of Master of Sport in Para cross-country skiing and Para canoeing in Belarus. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2017)
Other sports
He competed in Para canoe sprint at the 2015 World Championships in Milan, Italy, and at the 2016 European Championships in Moscow, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To win a Paralympic medal. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2018)
Impairment
When he worked as a trucker, he was involved in an accident and lost his leg. (sb.by, 17 Feb 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Free Style Sitting Final 2017-02-12 19
Men's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2017-02-16 12
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Sitting Final 2017-02-19 14
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 15km Sitting Final 2018-03-11 9999
Men's 1.1km Sprint Sitting Final 2018-03-14 19
Men's 7.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-17 22