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Maria Iovleva

Nordic Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW12

Further personal information

Residence
Syktyvkar, RUS
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 10 in Syktyvkar, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
A coach noticed her in the boarding school where she lived and started working with her.
Club / Team
Komi Republic Sports Centre for the Impaired: Syktyvkar, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Gromova [national], RUS; Tatiana Lindt [personal], RUS

General interest

Nicknames
Masha (VK profile, 19 Oct 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals and one silver medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Faster. Higher. Stronger." (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In recognition of her performance at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, she was decorated with the Order of Honour by the president of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 26 Mar 2010)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 26 Apr 2021)
Impairment
She was born with an impairment to her legs, and also has a hearing impairment. (bmsi.ru, 01 Dec 2011; Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 10 km Individual Sitting Final Round 1
Women's 3x2.5 km Relay Open Final Round 1
Women's 10 km Sitting Final Round 6
Women's 5 km Sitting Final Round 7
Women's 1 km Sprint Sitting Qualification 9
Women's 2.4 km Pursuit Sitting Final Round 2
Women's 2.4 km Pursuit Sitting Qualification 2
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sprint - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-25 1
Women's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-26 5
Women's Short Distance Sitting Final 2013-02-28 9999
Women's Middle Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-01 2
Women's Long Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-03 9999
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-03-05 9999
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-08 8
Women's 10 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-11 9999
Women's 1 km Sprint Sitting Semifinal 2014-03-12 7
Women's 5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-16 8
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Short Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-24 4
Women's Long Distance - Free Style Sitting Race 1 2015-01-25 9999
Women's Middle Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-27 1
Women's Sprint - Classic Sitting Race 1 2015-01-28 8
Women's Long Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-30 7
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Race 1 2015-01-31 6
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 12km Sitting Final 2018-03-11 7
Women's 1.1km Sprint Sitting Final 2018-03-14 6
Women's 12.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-16 7