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Kateryna Pavlenko

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW8

Further personal information

Residence
Sumy, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2010 in Sumy, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
On the bus home from school, she was approached by coach Svetlana Baida who invited her to try the sport. She finds it fun and interesting.
Name of coach
Ihor Spivak, UKR; Vasyl Mukshyn, UKR

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Ukraine

General interest

Nicknames
Katya, Katyusha (invasport.org.ua, 31 Oct 2013)
Hobbies
Football, music, fashion, friends, magazines, books, films, games. (VK profile, 11 Nov 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Her first appearance at the national championships in Ukraine in 2012, where she won four bronze medals. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2014)
Most influential person in career
Her coach. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian biathlete Valentina Semerenko. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep moving forward, and never stop trying to achieve your goals." (Athlete, 13 Mar 2014)
Other sports
She also competes in para-biathlon. (invasport.org.ua, 31 Oct 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Short Distance Standing Final 2013-02-28 14
Women's Middle Distance Standing Final 2013-03-01 9999
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 15 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-10 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 11
Women's Middle Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-27 9
Women's Long Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-30 8
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-31 11