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KOCHEROVA Natalia
Sport Para athletics, Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Neutral Paralympic Athletes   
GenderWomen
Age28
Place of BirthYegorovka, URS
Height1.76 m
Weight 51 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para biathlon in 2012 in Omsk, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Avangard Centre of Olympic Preparation: Omsk, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Gromova, RUS; Sergey Shilov, RUS
General Interest
Nicknames
Natasha (omsk.kp.ru, 09 Mar 2014)
Hobbies
Cross-stitching, reading books. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fifth in the 1km Para cross-country skiing sprint at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, and winning a gold medal in the 4x2.5km Para cross-country skiing mixed relay at the 2015 World Championships in Cable, WI, United States of America. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Irina Gromova. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You are your own worst enemy." (Athlete, 11 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Other sports
She competes in both Para biathlon and Para cross-country skiing, and has also competed in Para athletics for the Russian Federation. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Oct 2015)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Impairment
Her amputation was the result of an accident. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
8 2015 200m T54 31.67
9 2015 100m T54 17.67
9 2015 1500m T54 3:48.67
4 2015 800m T54 1:53.31
Heats 2015 400m T54 1:00.93
10 2015 5000m T54 12:55.77
2 2015 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:58.47
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 6km Sprint - Sitting 22:41.1
6 2018 10km Middle - Sitting 47:07.5
4 2018 12.5km Individual - Sitting 50:53.1
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
9 2014 12km - Sitting 42:24.6
5 2014 1km Sprint - Sitting 2:49.0
5 2018 Sprint - Sitting 4:17.1
8 2018 5km - Sitting 18:29.0
11 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 28:18.4
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014/2015 6km Sprint - Sitting 22:55.9
5 2014/2015 10km Middle - Sitting 39:20.8
3 2014/2015 12.5km Individual - Sitting 45:53.0
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014/2015 12km - Sitting 42:21.6
5 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Sitting  
1 2014/2015 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 29:47.5
7 2014/2015 5km - Sitting 16:52.6
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 200m T54 31.47
1 2016 5000m T54 11:58.04
1 2016 400m T54 55.83
1 2016 800m T54 1:53.07
2 2016 100m T54 18.61
1 2016 1500m T54 3:32.28