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Darya Fedzkovich

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Minsk, BLR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Belarusian, English, Russian
Higher education
Sports Psychology - Belarusian State University of Physical Education: Minsk, BLR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age nine in Minsk, Belarus.
Why this sport?
"When I was four I saw a biathlon race on television, and also wished to ski."
Club / Team
Republican Training Centre of Para Sports: Minsk, BLR
Name of coach
Mikhail Lebedzev [personal], BLR, from 2017; Vasili Lebedzev [personal], BLR

International debut

Year
2017 [cross-country skiing]
Competing for
Belarus
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Ukraine

General interest

Nicknames
Minidashka (Athlete, 16 Dec 2021)
Hobbies
Playing the bayan, literature. (Athlete, 16 Dec 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in the semifinal of the standing sprint event at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 16 Dec 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her mother, and her first coach Dmitry Shpodarenko. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Belarusian biathletes Nadezhda Skardino and Darya Domracheva, Belarusian basketballer and fitness coach Tatyana Lovets, Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fight until the end. Believe in your dream. All dreams come true." (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport in Belarus. (sportfpb.by, 17 Dec 2020; Athlete, 19 Dec 2018)
Other sports
She has represented Belarus in Para athletics, placing fifth in the F64 discus throw at the 2021 European Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. She competed in cross-country skiing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and was classified in Nordic skiing in the LW4 category for the 2021/22 season. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Dec 2021; IPC, 16 Dec 2021)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 16 Dec 2021)
Impairment
She was born with a lack of sensitivity in her right leg. The impairment was aggravated by a fracture that happened to her when she was eight. (minsknews.by, 30 Apr 2018)

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