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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
Ivyanets, BLR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Belarusian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para canoe in 2014. He then began Para Nordic skiing in 2016 after being given the chance to compete at the Belarusian open championships, where he achieved a third-place finish.
Why this sport?
Belarusian Para Nordic skier Valiantsina Shytz introduced him to the sport. "I just liked [the] teamwork of cross-country skiing."
Club / Team
Republican Training Centre of Para Sports [BLR] / Dynamo [BLR]:
Name of coach
Mikhail Lebedzev, BLR, from 2016; Vasili 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
Winning bronze in the mixed 4x2.5km relay cross-country skiing event at the 2021 World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep going forward with honour." (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport in both Para cross-country skiing and Para canoe in Belarus. (sportfpb.by, 17 Dec 2020; 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. He also competed in both Para cross-country skiing and Para biathlon at the 2021 World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Mar 2022; Athlete, 29 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 31 Dec 2021)
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