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Liudmila Vauchok

Nordic Skiing | Rowing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Anastasia
Residence
Minsk, BLR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French, German, Russian
Higher education
Tourism - Belarusian State University of Physical Education: Minsk, BLR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para Nordic skiing in 2005 in Raubichi, Belarus.
Why this sport?
"I was forced to try it, despite my unwillingness, but now I enjoy it so much."

International debut

Year
2005 [Nordic skiing]
Competing for
Belarus

General interest

Hobbies
Wakeboarding, standup paddleboarding, studying English and German, needlework, table tennis, alpine skiing. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning one gold medal and three silver medals in cross-country skiing at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Tamara Shymanskaya, and her brother Aliaksandr. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Belarusian rower Ekaterina Karsten. (mlyn.by, 16 Oct 2019)
Injuries
She broke a rib two weeks before the 2018 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and was not selected to compete at the event. (lady.tut.by, 03 Oct 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is my life." (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named flag bearer for Belarus for the opening ceremony of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (kp.by, 17 Aug 2021)

She was flag bearer for Belarus at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (sputnik.by, 09 Mar 2018)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport and the Order of Honour in Belarus. (sportfpb.by, 17 Dec 2020; Athlete, 20 Jan 2018)
Other sports
Before her injury she participated in able-bodied athletics at international level. She competed in rowing at the Paralympic Games in 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020, and was classified in the PR1 category for the 2021 season. She has competed in biathlon [2006] and cross-country skiing [2006, 2010, 2014, 2018] at the Paralympic Winter Games, and was classified in Para Nordic skiing in the LW11 category for the 2021/22 season. She placed fifth in the kayak single KL1 200m Para canoe sprint event at the 2019 European Championships in Poznan, Poland, and has been a national champion in Para dance sport pairs in Belarus. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Aug 2021; Athlete, 09 Mar 2014; mst.by, 27 Feb 2014)
Impairment
In 2001 she fell from the roof of her university residence and sustained spinal injuries. She was following the news of the September 11 attacks in the United States of America, but her television was receiving a bad signal reception. She climbed on to the roof to adjust the position of the antenna as she had done a number of times before, but on this occasion she slipped and fell. (mst.by, 27 Feb 2014; dancingwheels.by, 16 Feb 2012; zn.sb.by, 18 May 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 10 km Sitski Final Round 6
Women's 2.5 km Sitski Final Round 2
Women's 5 km Sitski Final Round 2
Women's 10 km Sitski Final Round 1
Women's 3x2.5 km Relay Open Final Round 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Single Sculls AW1x Final A 2
Women's Single Sculls AW1x Heat 1 1
Women's Single Sculls AW1x Heat 1 2
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 3x2.5 km Relay Open Final Round 3
Women's 10 km Sitting Final Round 1
Women's 5 km Sitting Final Round 1
Women's 1 km Sprint Sitting Final Round 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Single Sculls AS Heat 1 2012-08-31 1
Women's Single Sculls AS Final A 2012-09-02 3
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sprint - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-25 6
Women's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-26 4
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-03-05 3
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 12 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-09 6
Women's 1 km Sprint Sitting Semifinal 2014-03-12 10
4x2.5 km Mixed Relay Final Round 2014-03-15 8
Women's 5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-16 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Single Sculls ASW1x Heat 2 2016-09-09 3
Women's Single Sculls ASW1x Heat 1 2016-09-10 2
Women's Single Sculls ASW1x Final A 2016-09-11 5
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sprint - Free Style Sitting Final 2017-02-12 4
Women's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2017-02-16 4
Women's Middle Distance - Free Style Sitting Final 2017-02-19 4
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 12km Sitting Final 2018-03-11 10
Women's 1.1km Sprint Sitting Final 2018-03-14 15
Women's 5km Sitting Final 2018-03-17 9