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Marta Zaynullina

Nordic Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Ayla
Residence
Kazan, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Public Administration - Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration: Vyborg, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para cross-country skiing at age 18 in Kazan, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to train seriously by Russian Para cross-country skier Irina Polyakova, who became her coach. In 2010 she was invited to join the Russian national team.
Club / Team
Kazan School of Supreme Sports Skill: Russia
Name of coach
Gulnara Biktimerova [personal], RUS

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Finland

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, cooking, spending time with her daughter. (Athlete, 25 Dec 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in biathlon in the sitting 10km event at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 25 Dec 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential, these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence." (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
In recognition of her performance at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, she received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [first grade] in the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 20 Mar 2018)

She received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] in the Russian Federation, in recognition of her performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 29 May 2020)
Other sports
She competed in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018. (Athlete, 25 Dec 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 25 Dec 2020)
Impairment
At age 14 doctors discovered a cancerous tumour in her hip, which eventually led to the amputation of her leg above the knee. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018; vibor-kazan.ru, 07 Mar 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sprint - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-25 8
Women's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-26 9999
Women's Short Distance Sitting Final 2013-02-28 3
Women's Middle Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-01 5
Women's Long Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-03 2
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-03-05 4
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-08 5
Women's 10 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-11 6
Women's 1 km Sprint Sitting Final Round 2014-03-12 3
Women's 12.5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-14 4
Women's 5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-16 4
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 2
Women's Long Distance - Free Style Sitting Race 1 2015-01-25 2
Women's Middle Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-27 3
Women's Sprint - Classic Sitting Race 1 2015-01-28 4
Women's Long Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-30 1
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Race 1 2015-01-31 5
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6km Sitting Final 2018-03-10 7
Women's 12km Sitting Final 2018-03-11 4
Women's 10km Sitting Final 2018-03-13 2
Women's 1.1km Sprint Sitting Final 2018-03-14 3
Women's 12.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-16 6
Women's 5km Sitting Final 2018-03-17 3
4x2.5km Mixed Relay Final 2018-03-18 6