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Iuliia Mikheeva

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
LW8

Further personal information

Residence
Moscow, RUS
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in 2015 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She met coach Irina Gromova during the 2015 National Para Athletics Championships in Cheboksary, Russian Federation, and was inspired to take up cross-country skiing.
Club / Team
Vorobyovy Gory: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Gromova [national, personal], RUS, from 2015

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup

General interest

Hobbies
Reading books, going to museums, the theatre and the cinema, spending time with family and friends. (beijing2022.paralymp.ru, 18 Feb 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing second in the sprint - standing cross-country race at the 2019/20 World Cup event in Finsterau, Germany. (Athlete, 25 Dec 2020; IPC, 04 Feb 2020)
Hero / Idol
British distance runner Mo Farah. (Athlete, 25 Nov 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2020 she received the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 04 Dec 2020)
Other sports
She competed in Para athletics at the 2015 National Championships in Cheboksary, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 25 Nov 2015)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 25 Dec 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6km Standing Final 2018-03-10 14
Women's 10km Standing Final 2018-03-13 10
Women's 1.5km Sprint Classic Standing Final 2018-03-14 14
Women's 12.5km Standing Final 2018-03-16 8
Women's 7.5km Classic Standing Final 2018-03-17 16