a female Para biathlete celebrates on the podium

Ekaterina Rumyantseva

Nordic Skiing


Impairment information


Further personal information

Son Alexei
Moscow, RUS
Higher education
Economics, Information Technology - Sholem Aleichem Priamursky State University: Birobidzhan, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para biathlon and Para cross-country skiing in 2014 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"I saw Paralympic athletes compete in Sochi [the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games] and wished to join the team of coach Irina Gromova. She taught me how to ski. Before that, I didn't know what it was."
Club / Team
Vorobyovy Gory: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Gromova [national, personal], RUS, from 2014
Coach from which country?

International debut

Competing for
World Championships
Cable, WI, USA

General interest

Hurricane Katrina, Katya (, 30 Jan 2021)
Reading, embroidery, taking walks with family. (, 18 Feb 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals and two silver medals at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 27 Dec 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You need to make your dreams come true. If you want to achieve anything, you should try until the end. If you are not successful, you have to achieve what you want through tears and pain." (, 24 Apr 2017)
Awards and honours
In October 2018 she and Russian Para alpine skier Aleksei Bugaev received the International Giuseppe Sciacca Award in Rome, Italy. The honour is presented to individuals who have distinguished themselves as commendable role models for society and set an example for future generations. (, 17 Oct 2018)

She received the 2018 Silver Doe award as Para athlete of the year from the Federation of Sports Journalists of Russia. (, 27 Feb 2019)

In recognition of her performance at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, she received the Order of Honour in the Russian Federation. (, 20 Mar 2018)

In 2018 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 13 Mar 2018)
Other sports
She competed in both biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. She has also competed in Para athletics and played futsal for a university team. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Feb 2022;, 24 Apr 2017;, 19 Oct 2011)
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games for a second time. (Athlete, 27 Dec 2020)


Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Short Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-24 9
Women's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Race 1 2015-01-25 3
Women's Middle Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-27 4
Women's Sprint - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-28 4
Women's Long Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-30 9
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-31 5
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6km Standing Final 2018-03-10 1
Women's 15km Free Standing Final 2018-03-12 1
Women's 10km Standing Final 2018-03-13 1
Women's 1.5km Sprint Classic Standing Final 2018-03-14 7
Women's 12.5km Standing Final 2018-03-16 2
Women's 7.5km Classic Standing Final 2018-03-17 2
4x2.5km Open Relay Final 2018-03-18 11