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Marina Galitsyna

Nordic Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Maksim Pirogov

Further personal information

Tyumen, RUS
Higher education
Medicine - Chaikovsky State Institute of Physical Education: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 15 in Perm, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
At school she became acquainted with coach Arkady Turbin, who recommended she try skiing.
Club / Team
Tyumen Regional Centre of Sports Preparation: Russia
Name of coach
Alexei Kobelev [personal], RUS

General interest

Reading. (Athlete, 26 Dec 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 26 Dec 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Arkady Turbin. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Russian biathlete Anton Shipulin. (Athlete, 26 Dec 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go to sleep with a dream, and wake up with a goal." (VK profile, 26 Dec 2020)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (, 29 May 2020)
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 26 Dec 2020)
Other information
She did not compete for three years from 2008 to 2011. She returned to the sport after entering Chaikovsky State Institute of Physical Education in 2011, where she got to know a guide who convinced her to return. (, 05 Feb 2016)