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Oleg Ponomarev

Nordic Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B3
Guide
Andrei Romanov

Further personal information

Family
Wife Maria, daughter Anna
Residence
Perm, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Perm State Humanitarian Pedagogical University: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2007 in Perm, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"This sport chose me. I did not choose it."
Club / Team
Moscow Region Centre of Paralympic Sports [RUS] / Perm Adaptive Sports School of Paralympic Reserve [RUS]:
Name of coach
Alexei Kopytin [national], RUS; Arkady Turbin [personal], RUS

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Russia
Location
Finland

General interest

Hobbies
Fishing, playing backgammon and chess. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the men's visually impaired freestyle 1km sprint event at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2020)
Hero / Idol
Russian mixed martial artist Fedor Emelianenko. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do everything to your best ability. If you are going to start something, make sure you finish it." (Athlete, 13 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He received the 2020 Prikamye Sports Elite award as one of the three Best Para Athletes in Perm Krai, Russian Federation. (sport.permkrai.ru, 18 Dec 2020)

In 2014 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2017)

He received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] in the Russian Federation, in recognition of his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He competed in biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2014)
Impairment
His vision impairment developed during childhood. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Classic VI Final 2013-02-25 3
Men's Long Distance - Free Style VI Final 2013-02-27 7
Men's Short Distance VI Final 2013-02-28 9
Men's Middle Distance VI Final 2013-03-01 8
Men's Long Distance VI Final 2013-03-03 9
Men's Middle Distance - Classic VI Final 2013-03-05 9
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-08 10
Men's 20 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-10 9999
Men's 12.5 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-11 5
Men's 1 km Sprint Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-12 3
Men's 15 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-14 10
Men's 10 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-16 12
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance VI Race 1 2015-01-24 10
Men's Middle Distance VI Race 1 2015-01-27 9999
Men's Sprint - Classic VI Race 1 2015-01-28 2
Men's Long Distance VI Race 1 2015-01-30 9999
Men's Middle Distance - Classic VI Race 1 2015-01-31 10