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REPTYUKH Ihor
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age24
Height1.84 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW8
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Olena, daughters Veronika and Zoriana
Residence
Chernihiv, UKR
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Physical Education - Chernihiv National Pedagogical University: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2010 in Chernihiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
He got into Para sports through athletics and swimming, but as he could not satisfy classification requirements in either he switched to skiing and biathlon. "This sport has always been interesting to me. And I can represent my country at the international level in this sport."
Club / Team
Invasport: Chernihiv, UKR
Name of coach
Vasyl Mukshyn, UKR; Oleksandr Semenov, UKR
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Norway
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in 20km freestyle standing cross-country skiing race at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up. Don't stop and move on." (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
For his achievements at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, he received the Order for Merits [third grade] of Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 29 Mar 2018)

In 2016 he was named among the three best Para athletes in Chernihiv region of Ukraine. (topnews.cn.ua, 14 Apr 2017)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 31 May 2018)
Impairment
At age five he severely cut his hand at home in an automatic food cutter, and lost all the fingers on his left hand. (despravda.com, 02 Oct 2013; Athlete, 15 Mar 2014)
Other information
FAMILY FIRST
He withdrew from competing during the 2018/19 season due to the birth of his youngest daughter Zoriana in 2018. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
11 2014 7.5km Sprint - Standing 20:49.8
12 2014 12.5km Middle - Standing 34:16.6
9 2014 15km Individual - Standing 38:20.2
3 2018 7.5km Sprint - Standing 19:27.6
2 2018 12.5km Middle - Standing 37:00.6
5 2018 15km Individual - Standing 43:47.3
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 20km Classic Style - Standing 1:01:38.4 
11 2014 1km Sprint Freestyle - Standing 4:20.2
2 2014 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 25:17.9 
10 2014 10km Freestyle - Standing 26:01.4
1 2018 20km Freestyle - Standing 46:44.6
4 2018 10km Classic Style - Standing 27:04.1
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012/2013 7.5km Sprint - Standing 22:39.5
1 2012/2013 12.5km Middle - Standing 38:04.4
9 2012/2013 15km Individual - Standing 38:12.2
5 2014/2015 7.5km Sprint - Standing 19:49.4
3 2014/2015 12.5km Middle - Standing 33:44.4
1 2014/2015 15km Individual - Standing 39:23.9
6 2016/2017 12.5km Middle - Standing 33:29.5
6 2016/2017 15km Individual - Standing 45:40.4
2 2016/2017 7.5km Sprint - Standing 18:32.6
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
11 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Standing  
3 2012/2013 20km - Standing 55:55.8
2 2012/2013 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 26:08.0
4 2012/2013 10km - Standing 28:36.6
3 2014/2015 20km - Standing 44:53.7
6 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Standing  
3 2014/2015 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 27:40.3
3 2014/2015 10km - Standing 26:13.2
1 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Standing  
4 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 25:16.2
1 2016/2017 20km - Standing 58:03.1
2 2016/2017 10km - Standing 22:22.9