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Dmytro Suiarko

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B2
Guide
Oleksandr Nikonovych

Further personal information

Family
Wife Nadezhda
Residence
Chernihiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching, Physical Education, Teaching - Chernihiv National TG Shevchenko University: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012, at age 16, in Chernihiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
He first tried skiing during his rehabilitation and enjoyed it. He was later introduced to coach Volodymyr Storozhok and decided to pursue the sport. After the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, he was invited to join the Ukrainian national Para Nordic skiing team. "I really liked skiing, it has its own special atmosphere."
Club / Team
Invasport: Chernihiv, UKR
Name of coach
Andriy Nesterenko [national], UKR; Oleksandr Semenov [national], UKR; Volodymyr Storozhok [personal], UKR

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Vuokatti, FIN

General interest

Nicknames
Suiarik (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Hobbies
Football, watching videos on fixing and construction, playing video games, spending time in nature. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning his first world championship medal [bronze in the 12.5km visually impaired biathlon] at the 2017 event in Finsterau, Germany, and claiming silver in the 7.5km sprint biathlon event at the 2019 World Championships in Prince George, BC, Canada. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Coach Volodymyr Storozhok, and his family. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
French biathlete Martin Fourcade. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Horses die from work, and I am an eternal pony." (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was named among the three best Para athletes in the Chernihiv region of Ukraine. (topnews.cn.ua, 14 Apr 2017)

He has received the titles of Master of Sport of International Class in biathlon and cross-country skiing in Ukraine. (paralympic.org.ua, 22 Feb 2022)
Other sports
He competed in both biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and the 2021 World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Mar 2022)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance VI Final 2017-02-11 3
Men's Sprint - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-12 8
Men's Long Distance VI Final 2017-02-14 5
Open Relay Final 2017-02-15 4
Men's Long Distance - Classic VI Final 2017-02-16 7
Men's Sprint VI Final 2017-02-18 10
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-19 6
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-10 6
Men's 12.5km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-13 9
Men's 1.5km Sprint Classic Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-14 6
Men's 15km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-16 6
Men's 10km Classic Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-17 6
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance VI Final 2019-02-16 4
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style VI Final 2019-02-17 2
Men's Sprint - Free Style VI Final 2019-02-18 3
Men's Sprint VI Final 2019-02-20 2
Mixed Relay Final 2019-02-23 1
Men's Long Distance - Classic VI Final 2019-02-24 5