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Natalia Kocherova

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12

Further personal information

Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para biathlon in 2012 in Omsk, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Avangard Centre of Olympic Preparation: Omsk, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Gromova, RUS; Sergey Shilov, RUS

General interest

Nicknames
Natasha (omsk.kp.ru, 09 Mar 2014)
Hobbies
Cross-stitching, reading books. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fifth in the 1km Para cross-country skiing sprint at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, and winning a gold medal in the 4x2.5km Para cross-country skiing mixed relay at the 2015 World Championships in Cable, WI, United States of America. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Irina Gromova. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2014)
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. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Other sports
She competes in both Para biathlon and Para cross-country skiing, and has also competed in Para athletics for the Russian Federation. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Oct 2015)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Impairment
Her amputation was 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