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Siarhei Silchanka

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW8

Further personal information

Residence
Mogilev, BLR
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Belarusian, Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para skiing and Para biathlon in 2001 in Mahilyow, Belarus.
Why this sport?
He began competing in Para athletics in 1988. However, after his classification for the marathon was excluded from the Paralympic Games programme, he switched to Para skiing.
Club / Team
Mahilyow Regional Complex Centre of Olympic Reserve [BLR] / Dynamo Mahilyow [BLR]:
Name of coach
Nikolay Shablovsky [personal], BLR, from 2011
Training Regime
He trains for four hours a day.

International debut

Year
2001
Competing for
Belarus
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music, going to the cinema. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three medals [one silver, two bronze] in athletics at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His first biathlon coach Anatoly Perepechkin. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2017)
Injuries
He got tonsillitis shortly before the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang and did not compete at the event. (sb.by, 01 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you believe in yourself, you are not afraid of difficulties but you seek ways to overcome them. Problems temper character which is indispensable in sports." (chausynews.by, 05 Sep 2017)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Belarus. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2017)
Other sports
He won three medals [one silver, two bronze] in athletics at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona. He competed in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2006, 2010 and 2014, and also participated in Para rowing at the 2015 World Championships in Aiguebelette, France. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Dec 2018; Athlete, 20 Dec 2017)
Impairment
He was born with his impairment. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T46 Final Round 4
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1x4 / 2x5 km Relay Open Final Round 4
Men's 20 km Standing Final Round 4
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 9999
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Qualification 23
Men's 3 km Pursuit Standing Qualification 18
Men's 12.5 km Individual Standing Final Round 5
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 20 km Standing Final Round 10
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 9999
Men's 5 km Standing Final Round 2
Men's 12.5 km Standing Final Round 6
Men's 7.5 km Standing Final Round 7
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 20 km Free Technique Standing Final Round 5
Men's 10 km Free Technique LW5-9 Final Round 5
Men's 5 km Classical Technique LW5-9 Final Round 8
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2013-02-27 12
Men's Short Distance Standing Final 2013-02-28 12
Men's Middle Distance Standing Final 2013-03-01 14
Men's Long Distance Standing Final 2013-03-03 13
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Final 2013-03-05 14
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 14
Men's 12.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-11 11
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Qualification 2014-03-12 16
Men's 15 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 12
4x2.5 km Mixed Relay Final Round 2014-03-15 8
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 15
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance Standing Final 2017-02-11 10
Men's Long Distance Standing Final 2017-02-14 10
Open Relay Final 2017-02-15 5
Men's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2017-02-16 10
Men's Sprint Standing Final 2017-02-18 6
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-19 11