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Lyudmyla Pavlenko

Nordic Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
LW11.5, LW11.5

Further personal information

Family
Husband Dmitri, son Mikhail
Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Economics - University of Engineering and Economics: Kharkiv, UKR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-Nordic skiing in 2002.
Why this sport?
She had always enjoyed endurance sports that require movement using the whole body. Mykola Vorchak, a national coach, advised her to try competing, as he was convinced she would be successful.
Club / Team
Invasport: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Nikolai Vorchuk, UKR; Valery Kazakov, UKR

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Ukraine
Location
Germany

General interest

Hobbies
Knitting, drawing. (VK profile, 25 Feb 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Torino, where she won three bronze and one silver medal. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Most influential person in career
Her son Mikhail. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Canadian para-cross country skier Colette Bourgonje. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
She was Ukraine's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2014)

In January 2014 she was voted Para-Athlete of the Month in Kharkiv, Ukraine. (sho-novogo.ua, 05 Feb 2014)

In 2009 she was voted 'The Sports Pride of Kharkiv'. (vecherniy.kharkov.ua, 30 Mar 2009)

In 2006 she was decorated with the Order of Princess Olga. (paralympic.org.ua, 08 Mar 2010)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport. (vecherniy.kharkov.ua, 07 Feb 2013)
Other sports
She has competed in both biathlon and cross-country at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014; paralympic.org, 2014)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kharkov.mycityua.com, 26 May 2010)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child. (other.sport.ua, 23 Mar 2010; 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 Sitski Final Round 3
Women's 3x2.5 km Relay Open Final Round 3
Women's 10 km Sitski Final Round 4
Women's 5 km Sitski Final Round 4
Women's 2.5 km Sitski Final Round 3
Women's 10 km Sitski Final Round 2
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 10 km Sitting Final Round 7
Women's 5 km Sitting Final Round 5
Women's 1 km Sprint Sitting Final Round 4
Women's 10 km Individual Sitting Final Round 4
Women's 2.4 km Pursuit Sitting Final Round 3
Women's 2.4 km Pursuit Sitting Qualification 3
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sprint - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-25 5
Women's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-26 3
Women's Short Distance Sitting Final 2013-02-28 4
Women's Middle Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-01 7
Women's Long Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-03 5
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-03-05 5
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-08 7
Women's 12 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-09 1
Women's 10 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-11 3
Women's 1 km Sprint Sitting Qualification 2014-03-12 17
Women's 12.5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-14 6
Women's 5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-16 2