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Ekaterina Moshkovskaia

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B2
Guide
Petr Tikhonov

Further personal information

Residence
St. Petersburg, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Ecology - Murmansk Arctic State University: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para Nordic skiing in 2011, at age 14, in Murmansk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"This is probably fate. One day I woke up and said to myself, 'I want to ski'. This is how it all began, although before that I had never been fond of sports, there are no athletes in my family either. The first couple of years I was not allowed to ski - my parents were worried about my health, since I have a visual impairment. Even so, I convinced them that I really wanted to do this occupation."
Club / Team
Murmansk Regional Centre of Sports Preparation: Russia
Name of coach
Valery Kolmykov [personal], RUS

General interest

Hobbies
Reading. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing sixth in the 7.5km classic style cross-country skiing race at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Aug 2021; Athlete, 29 Dec 2020; paralympic.org, 14 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her parents and her sister. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2020)
Hero / Idol
Russian Para cross-country skier and biathlete Mikhalina Lysova. (murmansk.aif.ru, 16 May 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The most important thing is the desire to achieve your goals." (murmansk.aif.ru, 16 May 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was named as one of the two best Para athletes in the Murmansk region of the Russian Federation. (sport-51.ru, 07 Dec 2017)

She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 31 May 2021; Athlete, 29 Dec 2020)
Other sports
She has represented the Russian Federation in Para rowing and finished seventh in the mixed coxed four at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralymp.ru, 29 Aug 2021; worldrowing.com, 29 Aug 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (murmansk.kp.ru, 29 Jul 2021)
Other information
TOUGH COMBINATION
She finds it challenging to be engaged in two Para sports, Nordic skiing and rowing. "In 2018, when I was at the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, the head coach of the national skiing team told me that the Sports Federation of Persons with Mobility Disorders was looking for tall girls to row. I decided to try it together with skiing, and it worked out. I can't choose between them - both of these sports are equally important to me. If I knew what was more important, I would have already decided, since it is very difficult to deal with two at once. It is tough to combine, since although these are two cyclic sports, the preparation is fundamentally different. It's hard to say anything about the impressions of the Paralympics [Tokyo 2020]. I have mixed feelings, but after Korea in 2018 I was calm, and after Tokyo for a long time I could not come to terms with such a result [seventh place in the mixed coxed four], as I wanted to show a better result. But this was the next step in my sports career, passing which I only became stronger." (Athlete, 21 Oct 2021; murmansk.kp.ru, 29 Jul 2021)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She has received a master's degree in physical education and recreational activities from the Murmansk Arctic State University in the Russian Federation. (murmansk.kp.ru, 23 Jul 2021; Athlete, 29 Dec 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Short Distance VI Race 1 2015-01-24 7
Women's Long Distance - Free Style VI Race 1 2015-01-25 9999
Women's Middle Distance VI Race 1 2015-01-27 6
Women's Sprint - Classic VI Race 1 2015-01-28 5
Women's Long Distance VI Race 1 2015-01-30 9999
Women's Middle Distance - Classic VI Race 1 2015-01-31 6
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-10 8
Women's 15km Free Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-12 7
Women's 10km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-13 9999
Women's 1.5km Sprint Classic Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-14 6
Women's 12.5km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-16 5
Women's 7.5km Classic Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-17 6