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Mariia Papulova

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW6/8-2

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Diana
Residence
Chusovoy, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Metallurgical Engineering - Ural State Technical University: Yekaterinburg, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2007 in Chusovoy, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She learned about the Russian Para alpine skiing team after attending a festival for people with impairments, and wanted to get involved.
Club / Team
Polazna Alpine Skiing School: Russia
Name of coach
Valery Ovsyannikov [personal], RUS

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Russia
Location
Austria

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three medals [one silver, two bronze] at the 2015 World Championships in Panorama, BC, Canada. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Soviet alpine skier Golnur Postnikova, Russian freestyle skier Sergei Shupletsov. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2017)
Injuries
In December 2009 she broke her right leg during a European Cup event in Austria. (paralympic.org, 21 Mar 2010; corp.megafon.ru, 2010)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Russian Federation. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2017)

In 2014 she was named among the three Best Para Athletes in the Prikamye region of Russian Federation. (permnews.ru, 17 Dec 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2017)
Impairment
She was born without a right hand. (corp.megafon.ru, 2010)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
She graduated in finance and economics from the National Research Polytechnic University in Perm, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-20 6
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-21 7
Mixed Team Event VI/Sitting/Standing Final 2011-01-23 4
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Super-G Standing Race 1 2013-02-21 8
Women's Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-24 9999
Women's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2013-02-25 5
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-26 6
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 5
Women's Super-G Standing Final Round 2014-03-10 5
Women's Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-12 4
Women's Super Combined Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 9999
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 9999
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Standing Race 1 2015-03-04 3
Women's Super-G Standing Race 1 2015-03-05 3
Women's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2015-03-07 5
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-08 5
Women's Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-10 2
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Standing Final 2018-03-10 5
Women's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 5
Women's Super Combined Standing Final 2018-03-13 4
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 7
Women's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-18 4