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Oleh Leshchyshyn

Athletics | Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW8, LW8

Further personal information

Residence
Lviv, UKR
Languages
Ukrainian
Higher education
Medicine - Lviv Veterinary Academy: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para-Nordic skiing in 2008.
Why this sport?
He previously also competed in para-alpine skiing, but began focusing more on para-Nordic skiing in 2012 after suffering back problems.
Club / Team
Invasport: Lviv, UKR

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Vuokatti

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2010 he was named one of the top five impaired athletes of the Lviv region of Ukraine. (news.meta.ua, 21 Dec 2010)
Other sports
He holds the title of Master of Sport, National class, in para-athletics in Ukraine. (paralympic.org.ua, 08 Mar 2010)
Impairment
At age seven his left hand was amputated after an accident involving a high-tension wire. (paralympic.org.ua, 08 Mar 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T46 Heat 1 3
Men's 800 m T46 Final Round 8
Men's 1500 m T46 Heat 1 2
Men's 1500 m T46 Final Round 5
Men's 5000 m T46 Final Round 9
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 20 km Standing Final Round 14
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 11
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Qualification 20
Men's 3 km Pursuit Standing Qualification 15
Men's 12.5 km Individual Standing Final Round 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T46 Final Round 11
Men's 1500 m T46 Heat 2 6
Men's 800 m T46 Heat 3 5
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2013-02-27 13
Men's Short Distance Standing Final 2013-02-28 8
Men's Middle Distance Standing Final 2013-03-01 15
Men's Long Distance Standing Final 2013-03-03 5
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Final 2013-03-05 11