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Raimeda Bucinskyte

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Residence
Šiauliai, LTU
Languages
Lithuanian, Russian

Sport specific information

Club / Team
Siauliai Shooting Club: Lithuania
Name of coach
Bronislavas Volbikas [personal], LTU
Training Regime
She trains for at least two hours a day. Her training sessions include a 15-minute warm-up, 30 minutes of technical elements, and an hour of intense shooting.
Handedness
Right

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"The most important thing in life is not to focus on problems, not to think about what you are missing. You need to have a closer look around and see all the opportunities that are available to you and begin to pursue your goals." (maltieciai.lt, 04 Apr 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (sportas.info, 14 Mar 2022)
Impairment
At age 15 she was involved in a motorcycle accident that caused spinal injuries. (maltieciai.lt, 04 Apr 2017)
Other information
FOCUS MAKES PERFECT
She applies attention management exercises to improve her focus in life and sport. "I do simple attention workouts every day. Throughout the day, I find a minute and observe what I am thinking, what I am feeling. I get home and for one minute I try not to think about anything. All this work is due to competition. Shooting requires 60 shots - technically good, without letting in emotions or being nervous about a previous bad shot. It helps in competition because everything has to be controlled: shoulder, hand, wrist, gaze, breathing. If I raise my hand and the thought about the best shooter in the world being next to me, I easily stop myself: wait, now I'm shooting, I don't need to think. I exhale, inhale and concentrate on the shot. It's hardest to keep focused attention for over an hour. In the first 15 minutes of the match, you can control everything if you have a lot of adrenaline. But after that, the brain protects itself from 'burnout' and begins to relax on its own, embraces mild apathy and it becomes difficult to shoot. I'm still learning how to stay focused for a long time and I hope to learn that one day." (15min.lt, 21 Aug 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-20 27