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Liudmyla Liashenko

Nordic Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW8

Further personal information

Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching, Sport Studies - Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Education: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2012 in Yevpatoria, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She tried roller skating during rehabilitation, and was noticed by coach Sergiy Petrishchev who encouraged her to try skiing.
Club / Team
Invasport: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Andriy Nesterenko [cross-country skiing], UKR; Dmytro Artyomin [biathlon], UKR

General interest

Nicknames
Liuda (podrobnosti.ua, 27 Jan 2012)
Hobbies
Reading books, listening to music, playing table tennis and squash, photography, snowboarding. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2021; paralympic.org, 14 Dec 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning her first medal at an international competition, which was bronze in biathlon sprint in Oberried, Germany, in 2014. (Athlete, 22 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2021 she received the Woman of the Third Millennium award in Ukraine. The award is given to the woman who best displays personal achievements in science, art, sports and other spheres of public life. (paralympic.org.ua, 27 May 2021)

In recognition of her achievements at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, she received the Order of Princess Olga [third class] in Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 29 Mar 2018)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in biathlon and Master of Sport of International Class in cross-country skiing in Ukraine. (paralympic.org.ua, 22 Feb 2022)
Other sports
She competed in biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2014 and 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2021)
Impairment
She was born with a developmental condition that affected all four of her limbs. She underwent two operations but was unable to restore full functionality to her left arm. (paralympic.org.ua, 27 May 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sprint - Classic Standing Final 2013-02-25 12
Women's Short Distance Standing Final 2013-02-28 11
Women's Middle Distance Standing Final 2013-03-01 6
Women's Long Distance Standing Final 2013-03-03 10
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 7
Women's 15 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-10 9
Women's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-11 4
Women's 1 km Sprint Standing Semifinal 2014-03-12 7
Women's 12.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 5
Women's 5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 5
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 2
Women's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Race 1 2015-01-25 2
Women's Middle Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-27 2
Women's Sprint - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-28 3
Women's Long Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-30 2
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-31 2
Mixed Relay Final 2015-02-01 2
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Middle Distance Standing Final 2017-02-11 2
Women's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-12 1
Women's Long Distance Standing Final 2017-02-14 1
Mixed Relay Final 2017-02-15 1
Women's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2017-02-16 3
Women's Sprint Standing Final 2017-02-18 1
Women's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-19 2
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6km Standing Final 2018-03-10 3
Women's 15km Free Standing Final 2018-03-12 3
Women's 10km Standing Final 2018-03-13 3
Women's 1.5km Sprint Classic Standing Final 2018-03-14 5
Women's 12.5km Standing Final 2018-03-16 10
Women's 7.5km Classic Standing Final 2018-03-17 6
4x2.5km Mixed Relay Final 2018-03-18 1
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 1
Women's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2019-02-17 2
Women's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2019-02-18 2
Women's Sprint Standing Final 2019-02-20 1
Women's Long Distance Standing Final 2019-02-21 1
Mixed Relay Final 2019-02-23 1
Women's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2019-02-24 3