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Larysa Varona

Nordic Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW8

Further personal information

Residence
Minsk, BLR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Coaching, Physical Education - Belarusian State University of Physical Education: Minsk, BLR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at school in Belarus at age 11, and took up the sport in 2003.
Why this sport?
"I tried [the sport] and liked it."
Club / Team
Republican Centre of Olympic Preparation in Paralympic Sports [BLR] / Mahilyow School of Supreme Sports Skill [BLR]:
Name of coach
Nikolay Shablovsky, BLR; Viktor Kamotsky, BLR, from 2017

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Belarus

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two bronze medals in cross-country [5km classic and 3x2.5km relay] at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (mpravda.by, 07 Mar 2015)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjorgen. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fighting is the meaning of life." (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Belarus. (Athlete, 27 Dec 2017)
Other sports
She competed for Belarus in Para rowing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 27 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 27 Dec 2017)
Impairment
She was born with a locomotor impairment. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 7.5 km Standing Final Round 9999
Women's 3x2.5 km Relay Open Final Round 2
Women's 15 km Standing Final Round 6
Women's 5 km Standing Final Round 9
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 3x2.5 km Relay Open Final Round 3
Women's 5 km Standing Final Round 3
Women's 1 km Sprint Standing Final Round 4
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sprint - Classic Standing Final 2013-02-25 2
Women's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2013-02-27 6
Women's Short Distance Standing Final 2013-02-28 5
Women's Middle Distance Standing Final 2013-03-01 12
Women's Long Distance Standing Final 2013-03-03 12
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Final 2013-03-05 4
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 12
Women's 15 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-10 4
Women's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-11 9999
Women's 1 km Sprint Standing Qualification 2014-03-12 14
Women's 12.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 11
4x2.5 km Mixed Relay Final Round 2014-03-15 8
Women's 5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 14
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-12 10
Women's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2017-02-16 8
Women's Sprint Standing Final 2017-02-18 11
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6km Standing Final 2018-03-10 12
Women's 1.5km Sprint Classic Standing Final 2018-03-14 9
Women's 7.5km Classic Standing Final 2018-03-17 7