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Oleg Balukhto

Nordic Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Wife Olga, daughter Alexandra, son Maxim [2019]
Klintsy, RUS
Russian, English
Higher education
Physical Education - Moscow State Academy of Physical Education: Malakhovka, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age 13, and started training seriously in the sport at age 16.
Why this sport?
Although he began skiing at age 13, he did not enjoy it so he quit after one year. When he was 16, coach Nikolai Kireichev asked him if he wanted to train seriously, and he agreed.
Club / Team
VI Shkurny Youth Sports School: Klintsy, RUS
Training Regime
He trains for up to three hours each morning, and for one to two hours each evening.

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the LW2-9 20km cross-country classic style at the 2009 World Championships in Vuokatti, Finland. (Athlete, 24 Dec 2020; IPC, 26 Jan 2009)
Most influential person in career
Coach Irina Gromova. (Athlete, 24 Dec 2020)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 24 Dec 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do the impossible while striving for the possible." (VK profile, 19 Oct 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2009 and 2010 he was named Athlete of the Year in skiing in the Bryansk region of the Russian Federation. (, 05 Jan 2011, 22 Dec 2009)

He has received title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (, 26 Apr 2021)
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 24 Dec 2020)
In 2004 he lost his left arm after a construction accident during the summer holidays when he was a high school student. (, 10 Apr 2021;, 17 Jan 2014)


Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Standing Final Round 15
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 21
Men's 5 km Standing Final Round 17
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 6
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Semifinal 7
Men's 3 km Pursuit Standing Final Round 11
Men's 3 km Pursuit Standing Qualification 10
Men's 12.5 km Individual Standing Final Round 15
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Classic Standing Final 2013-02-25 5
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2013-02-27 9999
Men's Short Distance Standing Final 2013-02-28 17
Men's Middle Distance Standing Final 2013-03-01 17
Men's Long Distance Standing Final 2013-03-03 9999
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Final 2013-03-05 8