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LOBAN Dzmitry
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Belarus   
GenderMen
Age37
Place of BirthLyakhavichy, URS
Height1.82 m
Weight 55 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Lidziya Hrafeyeva
Residence
Minsk, BLR
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Belarusian, English, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at school in Belarus, and after his accident he took up Para skiing in 2007.
Why this sport?
He took up Para skiing to overcome his impairment. "This sport is interesting and fascinating."
Club / Team
Dynamo: Minsk, BLR
Name of coach
Yury Buranau, BLR; Nikolay Shablovsky, BLR
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Belarus
General Interest
Hobbies
Quadrocycling. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 10km sitting cross-country skiing race at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He received the 'For the Will to Win' prize in Belarus, in recognition of his bronze medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (sportclub.by, 21 Mar 2010)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Belarus. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2017)
Other sports
He competed in cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2014)
Famous relatives
His wife Lidziya Hrafeyeva competed in biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2017)
Impairment
He lost both his legs above the knee in a train accident at age 22. (vb.by, 12 Mar 2010)
Other information
COACH
He has coached his wife, Belarusian Para cross-country skier and Para biathlete Lidziya Hrafeyeva. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2017; chyrvonka.by, 02 Aug 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 22:18.7
8 2014 12.5km Middle - Sitting 37:51.7
7 2014 15km Individual - Sitting 46:12.9
2 2018 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 23:57.0
6 2018 12.5km Middle - Sitting 50:52.7
10 2018 15km Individual - Sitting 52:10.1
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
11 2010 15km - Sitting 43:53.5
3 2010 10km - Sitting 28:25.1
7 2010 1km Sprint - Sitting  
Qualification 2014 1km Sprint - Sitting 2:20.60
11 2014 10km - Sitting 33:27.8
2 2018 Sprint - Sitting 3:31.4
10 2018 7.5km - Sitting 24:12.7
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
  2010/2011 2.4km Pursuit - Sitting  DNS
8 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 22:03.4
10 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Sitting 35:54.0
6 2012/2013 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 22:32.7
21 2012/2013 12.5km Middle - Sitting 45:12.5
5 2012/2013 15km Individual - Sitting 45:32.1
8 2016/2017 12.5km Middle - Sitting 42:30.7
6 2016/2017 15km Individual - Sitting 53:52.9
7 2016/2017 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 23:35.3
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008/2009 15km - Sitting LW10-12 50:40.2
4 2008/2009 10km - Sitting LW10-12 34:07.7
5 2008/2009 1km Sprint - LW10-12  
11 2010/2011 10km - Sitting 26:09.0
  2010/2011 15km - Sitting  DNF
8 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Sitting  
10 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Sitting  
15 2012/2013 15km - Sitting 45:41.6
10 2012/2013 10km - Sitting 26:29.2
12 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Sitting  
3 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 28:12.3
6 2016/2017 15km - Sitting 42:10.3
2 2016/2017 10km - Sitting 19:53.3