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Iryna Bui

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW8

Further personal information

Family
Partner Grygorii Vovchynskyi
Residence
Vinnytsia, UKR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Physical Education - Vinnytsia State Pedagogical University: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 15 in Chernihiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
Her first coach, Marcin Kucheryavy, visited her school and offered her the chance to go to a training camp and try the sport. She agreed, and moved to Chernihiv where she began training to join the Ukrainian national team.
Club / Team
Invasport: Vinnytsia, UKR
Name of coach
Oleksandr Semenov [personal], UKR; Vasyl Mukshyn [personal], UKR

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Ukraine
Location
Norway

General interest

Hobbies
Hiking, travel, cooking, tennis. (Athlete, 21 Dec 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 21 Dec 2021)
Awards and honours
She 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)

In July 2013 she was named Sports Revelation of the Year at the Young Person of the Year awards in the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine. (33kanal.com, 09 Mar 2021)
Other sports
She competed in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Dec 2021)
Famous relatives
Her partner Grygorii Vovchynskyi represented Ukraine in cross-country skiing and biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010, 2014, and 2018, winning a total of six medals. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Dec 2021; paralympic.org, 01 Jan 2021)
Impairment
She was born with underdeveloped fingers on her left hand. (33kanal.com, 09 Mar 2021; invasport.org.ua, 02 Nov 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sprint - Classic Standing Final 2013-02-25 9
Women's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2013-02-27 4
Women's Short Distance Standing Final 2013-02-28 6
Women's Middle Distance Standing Final 2013-03-01 1
Women's Long Distance Standing Final 2013-03-03 2
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Final 2013-03-05 8
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 11
Women's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-11 7
Women's 1 km Sprint Standing Qualification 2014-03-12 13
Women's 12.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 9
Women's 5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 11
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 6
Women's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Race 1 2015-01-25 5
Women's Middle Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-27 3
Women's Long Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-30 5
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Middle Distance Standing Final 2017-02-11 9
Women's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-12 3
Women's Long Distance Standing Final 2017-02-14 3
Women's Sprint Standing Final 2017-02-18 3
Women's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-19 5
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6km Standing Final 2018-03-10 6
Women's 10km Standing Final 2018-03-13 4
Women's 12.5km Standing Final 2018-03-16 4
Women's 7.5km Classic Standing Final 2018-03-17 9
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Middle Distance Standing Final 2019-02-16 8
Women's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2019-02-18 8
Women's Sprint Standing Final 2019-02-20 5
Women's Long Distance Standing Final 2019-02-21 7
Women's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2019-02-24 9