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Natalia Kocherova

Athletics | Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Moscow, RUS
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para biathlon in 2012 in Omsk, Russian Federation. She began Para athletics in 2013 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Avangard Centre of Olympic Preparation: Omsk, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Gromova [national, personal, Nordic skiing], RUS, from 2014

General interest

Nicknames
Natasha (omsk.kp.ru, 09 Mar 2014)
Hobbies
Reading books. (beijing2022.paralymp.ru, 18 Feb 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning five gold medals in Para athletics at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy, and finishing fourth in the 12.5km sitting biathlon race at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 05 Jan 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You are your own worst enemy." (Athlete, 11 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 26 Apr 2021; Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Other sports
She competes in Para biathlon and Para cross-country skiing, for which she holds an LW12 classification, and participated in both as a Neutral Paralympic Athlete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. She has also represented the Russian Federation in Para athletics, winning five gold medals in T54 events at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Feb 2022; IPC, 18 Feb 2022, Athlete, 05 Jan 2021)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 19 Oct 2021)
Impairment
Her amputation is the result of an accident. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 12 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-09 9
Women's 1 km Sprint Sitting Final Round 2014-03-12 5
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 5
Women's Long Distance - Free Style Sitting Race 1 2015-01-25 7
Women's Middle Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-27 5
Women's Sprint - Classic Sitting Race 1 2015-01-28 5
Women's Long Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-30 3
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Race 1 2015-01-31 7
Mixed Relay Final 2015-02-01 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-22 8
Women's 200 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-22 7
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-23 10
Women's 100 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-23 9
Women's 1500 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-24 9
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 1 2015-10-25 7
Women's 800 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-26 4
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-27 9
Women's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-28 8
Women's 5000 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-29 10
Women's 4x400 m T53/54 Final 1 2015-10-31 2
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6km Sitting Final 2018-03-10 5
Women's 10km Sitting Final 2018-03-13 6
Women's 1.1km Sprint Sitting Final 2018-03-14 5
Women's 12.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-16 4
Women's 5km Sitting Final 2018-03-17 8
4x2.5km Open Relay Final 2018-03-18 11