Ihor Reptyukh22 June 1994 Chernihiv, Ukraine
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships: Gold - sprint and long distance cross-country; Silver - short distance biathlon and middle distance cross-country
- 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships: Gold - long distance biathlon; Bronze - middle distance biathlon; Bronze - long distance freestyle, middle distance classic and 4 x 2.5km cross-country relay
- 2014-15 IPC Biathlon World Cup: Overall third
- Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games: Silver - 4x2.5km open cross-country relay
- 2013 IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Championships: Gold - long distance biathlon; Bronze - sprint biathlon
Ihor Reptyukh could not defend his biathlon long distance title at the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Finsterau, Germany. Instead, he climbed to the top in the cross-country short distance and long distance events.
With over 1,000 points amassed during the 2016-17 World Cup, the Ukrainian claimed the overall men's cross-country standing title for the season. He also finished second in the men's World Cup, which combines points from all classifications.
With several podium finishes from the Test Event, he will be a strong contender for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.
With vast experienced on the Para Nordic skiing circuit, Reptyukh has shown an ever improving form. Competing in the 2011-12 IPC Cross-Country Skiing World Cup, he finished in 19th place overall in the men's standing. Just a year later, he had risen to ninth place in the overall rankings.
However, Reptyukh’s biggest leap came in the 2012-13 IPC Biathlon World Cup. After finishing 2011-12 in 15th place, he rose to third place in the overall standings for 2012-13.
As if the third place World Cup finish was not enough, Reptyukh left an impression on his opponents on his World Championships debut in 2013, winning one gold and one bronze in Para biathlon.
In 2013-14, Reptyukh stood on the World Cup podium six times contributing towards two top-ten finishes in both Para cross-country and Para biathlon standings.
But with four top ten finishes including silver in the relay, the youngster showed he could perform at the highest level before going on to win his second world title in 2015.
He retained his place amongst the top skiers in 2015-16, finishing in the top five in the biathlon World Cup.
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