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Natalia Rubanovska

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B2
Guide
Lada Nesterenko

Further personal information

Residence
Vinnytsia, UKR
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 24 in Bar, Ukraine.

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Vuokatti, FIN

General interest

Nicknames
Nata (Facebook profile, 02 Dec 2018)
Hobbies
Listening to music, singing. (Athlete, 19 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing on the podium at an international competition for the first time by placing second in biathlon sprint at the 2016 World Cup event in Vuokatti, Finland. (Athlete, 19 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport in Ukraine. (Athlete, 19 Dec 2017)
Other information
SANCTION
In September 2018 she was suspended for two years by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] after she tested positive for the prohibited substance furosemide at an out-of-competition test in January 2018. Her ban runs between 27 February 2018 and 26 February 2020, and all of her results obtained after 19 January 2018 were disqualified. (paralympic.org, 28 Sep 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Middle Distance VI Final 2017-02-11 4
Women's Sprint - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-12 6
Women's Long Distance VI Final 2017-02-14 4
Women's Sprint VI Final 2017-02-18 4
Women's Middle Distance - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-19 5