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FARON Iweta
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Poland   
GenderWomen
Age18
Place of BirthNowy Targ, POL
Height1.61 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW8
Further Personal Information
Residence
Nowy Targ, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried the sport at age eight, and began training professionally in 2015.
Why this sport?
Her brother borrowed some cross-country skis from his school and she tried using them. After watching a competition she decided she wanted to take up the sport. She was also encouraged to try the sport by her mother, who represented Poland in cross-country skiing.
Club / Team
KS Obidowiec Obidowa: Poland
Name of coach
Jan Ziemianin [national], POL
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Poland
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Finsterau, GER
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjorgen. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (podhaleregion.pl, 28 Aug 2017)
Impairment
She was born without a right hand. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
15 2018 6km Sprint - Standing 24:40.3
8 2018 10km Middle - Standing 44:08.8
12 2018 12.5km Individual - Standing 43:57.4
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
  2018 15km Freestyle - Standing  DNF
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016/2017 10km Middle - Standing 36:12.0
6 2016/2017 12.5km Individual - Standing 45:53.5
9 2016/2017 6km Sprint - Standing 21:15.6
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Standing  
6 2016/2017 5km - Standing 21:23.1