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Oleksandr Korniiko

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Further personal information

Residence
Kiev, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Open International University of Human Development Ukraine: Kiev, UKR

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He tried a number of sports before contacting the Invasport club in Ukraine about his interest in para-skiing and para-biathlon. He did not receive a reply, so he gave his telephone number to some friends who had connections with the club. Coach Igor Spivak called him and invited him along.
Name of coach
Dmytro Artomin, UKR; Ihor Spivak, UKR; Vasyl Mukshyn, UKR

General interest

Nicknames
Sasha, Korney Chukovsky [due to similarity to his family name and the name of Russian writer Korney Chukovsky]. (invasport.org.ua, 10 Nov 2013)
Hobbies
Weightlifting, swimming, arm wrestling. (ukrtribune.com, 23 Nov 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"In a healthy body lives a healthy spirit." (ukrtribune.com, 23 Nov 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport of National Class in Ukraine. (invasport.org.ua, 10 Nov 2013)
Other sports
He competes in para-biathlon, and earned the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in boxing in Ukraine. (invasport.org.ua, 22 Jan 2014; invasport.org.ua, 10 Nov 2013)
Impairment
Since childhood he has had problems with his legs, and has undergone more than 15 bone operations. (ukrtribune.com, 23 Nov 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-25 24
Men's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-26 22
Men's Short Distance Sitting Final 2013-02-28 18
Men's Middle Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-01 18
Men's Long Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-03 18
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-03-05 24
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-08 17
Men's 12.5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-11 15
Men's 1 km Sprint Sitting Qualification 2014-03-12 18
Men's 15 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-14 13
Men's 10 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-16 20