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Sergey Lapkin

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW4

Further personal information

Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Ecology - Russian State Agrarian University: Moscow, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-Nordic skiing during rehabilitation from his motorbike accident. He competed at the national championships for the first time in 2010.
Why this sport?
He was an able-bodied youth and senior cross-country skiing champion, and wanted to continue with the sport following his accident.
Name of coach
Valentin Zadonsky [personal], RUS

General interest

Awards and honours
He holds the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in Russia. (rezeptsport.ru, 25 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He competes in both para-cross country and para-biathlon. Prior to his accident, he was a Russian youth and senior champion in able-bodied cross-country skiing. (pushkino-voi.ru, 11 Feb 2012; rus.ruvr.ru, 30 Jan 2014)
Impairment
He has a knee injury, which is the result of a motorbike accident in 2007. (pushkino-voi.ru, 11 Feb 2012; sochi.ru, 09 Apr 2013)
Other information
PARA SKIING TOUGHER THAN EXPECTED
He says winning major international medals in para-Nordic skiing is more difficult than it was in able-bodied cross-country. "To win, you need to be stronger in the head. Early on I thought, 'I shall come and win'. It hasn't been so simple. It's necessary to work more." (pushkino-voi.ru, 11 Feb 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Final Round 2014-03-12 5
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 9
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Race 1 2015-01-25 8
Men's Sprint - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-28 4