Ivan Golubkov

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW11.5

Further personal information

Residence
Moscow, RUS
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age seven, and took up the sport seriously in 2010 in Syktyvkar, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Teacher and cross-country skiing coach Alexander Porshnev spotted him at the neuropsychiatric boarding school and invited him to a training session.
Club / Team
Vorobyovy Gory [RUS] / Komi Republic Sports School of Olympic Reserve [RUS]:
Name of coach
Irina Gromova [national, personal], RUS; Tatiana Lindt [personal], RUS

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Canmore, AB, CAN

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
His performances during the 2019/20 World Cup season. (Athlete, 25 Dec 2020)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian cross-country skiers Marit Bjorgen and Martin Johnsrud Sundby. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 26 Apr 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 25 Dec 2020)
Impairment
He was born with a condition that affects his lower limbs. (sport.rkomi.ru, 08 Jun 2016)