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Grygorii Vovchynskyi

Nordic Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW8

Further personal information

Family
Partner Iryna Bui, daughter Adriana
Residence
Vinnytsia, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Physical Education - Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007 in Bilousivka, Ukraine.
Club / Team
Invasport: Vinnytsia, UKR
Name of coach
Vasyl Mukshyn, UKR; Anatoly Zavedeev, UKR

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Norway

General interest

Hobbies
Tennis. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the standing 15km individual event at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Injuries
In 2021 he tore toe extensor muscles and needed two months to recover. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Maximum effort at the right time." (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Awards and honours
In recognition of his performances at the 2010, 2014 and 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, he received the Orders for Merits [third, second and first grades] of Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 29 Mar 2018, 23 Aug 2014, 25 Mar 2010)

He has received the titles of Master of Sport of International Class in cross-country skiing and Honoured Master of Sport in biathlon in Ukraine. (paralympic.org.ua, 22 Feb 2022)
Other sports
He competed in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010, 2014 and 2018. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Dec 2018)
Famous relatives
His partner Iryna Bui represented Ukraine in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018. (Instagram profile, 11 Jul 2021; paralympic.org, 01 Jan 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 17 Dec 2021)
Impairment
He was born with one arm shorter than the other. (other.sport.ua, 23 Mar 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 12.5 km Individual Standing Final Round 2
Men's 3 km Pursuit Standing Qualification 1
Men's 3 km Pursuit Standing Final Round 3
Men's 1x4 / 2x5 km Relay Open Final Round 2
Men's 20 km Standing Final Round 15
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Semifinal 6
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 3
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Classic Standing Final 2013-02-25 18
Men's Short Distance Standing Final 2013-02-28 2
Men's Middle Distance Standing Final 2013-03-01 2
Men's Long Distance Standing Final 2013-03-03 6
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 8
Men's 12.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-11 7
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Semifinal 2014-03-12 9
Men's 15 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 1
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 16
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-27 7
Men's Long Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-30 7
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-31 6
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance Standing Final 2017-02-11 3
Men's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-12 3
Men's Long Distance Standing Final 2017-02-14 5
Open Relay Final 2017-02-15 4
Men's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2017-02-16 4
Men's Sprint Standing Final 2017-02-18 4
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-19 5
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Standing Final 2018-03-10 4
Men's 1.5km Sprint Classic Standing Final 2018-03-14 6
Men's 15km Standing Final 2018-03-16 4
Men's 10km Classic Standing Final 2018-03-17 2
4x2.5km Open Relay Final 2018-03-18 5
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance Standing Final 2019-02-16 4
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2019-02-17 3
Men's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2019-02-18 2
Men's Sprint Standing Final 2019-02-20 2
Men's Long Distance Standing Final 2019-02-21 3
Open Relay Final 2019-02-23 3
Men's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2019-02-24 3