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Iweta Faron

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW8

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried the sport at age eight, and began training professionally in 2015.
Why this sport?
Her brother borrowed some cross-country skis from his school and she tried using them. After watching a competition, she decided she wanted to take up the sport. "I got into sport thanks to my mother, who got me interested in cross-country skiing and it was she who guided me in the first years."
Club / Team
KS Obidowiec Obidowa: Poland
Name of coach
Wieslaw Cempa [national], POL; Ewelina Marcisz [national], POL

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Poland
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Finsterau, GER

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjorgen. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Today do what others do not want, and tomorrow you will have what others desire." (unaweza.org, 03 Jun 2021)
Other sports
She competed in both biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (skipol.pl, 13 Mar 2018; parasportowcy.pl, 23 Feb 2018)
Famous relatives
Her mother Zofia has worked as a cross-country skiing coach. (Zofia Faron Facebook profile, 07 Dec 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Instagram profile, 07 Nov 2021)
Impairment
She was born without a right hand. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Other information
SHOOTING STRENGTH
In 2020 she said that she preferred biathlon over cross-country skiing because of her strength in the shooting stage. "Biathlon has always been the more important discipline for me. I feel very comfortable at the shooting range, I also shoot quickly, which gives me a bit of an advantage over my rivals. I also like biathlon for being very unpredictable. The result is not only dependent on the run, but it is also important to shoot quickly and efficiently. It provides more excitement and adrenaline, which I just like." (magazynsportowiec.pl, 05 Feb 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Middle Distance Standing Final 2017-02-11 6
Women's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-12 7
Women's Long Distance Standing Final 2017-02-14 6
Women's Sprint Standing Final 2017-02-18 9
Women's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-19 6
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6km Standing Final 2018-03-10 15
Women's 15km Free Standing Final 2018-03-12 9999
Women's 10km Standing Final 2018-03-13 8
Women's 12.5km Standing Final 2018-03-16 12
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 6
Women's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2019-02-18 7
Women's Sprint Standing Final 2019-02-20 9
Women's Long Distance Standing Final 2019-02-21 9
Open Relay Final 2019-02-23 5
Women's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2019-02-24 9999