Imagen
13436-Sviatlana Sakhanenka photo

Sviatlana Sakhanenka

Nordic Skiing
3
1

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2
Guide
Dzmitry Budzilovich

Further personal information

Residence
Minsk, BLR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Belarusian, Russian
Higher education
Tourism - Belarusian State Economic University: Minsk, BLR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing in 1999 in Navapolatsk, Belarus.
Why this sport?
She enrolled in a skiing club at her school. "I just liked this sport and skiing down the mountains."
Club / Team
Dynamo [BLR] / Republican Training Centre of Para Sports [BLR]:
Name of coach
Inna Kozlova [personal], BLR, from 1999; Mikhail Lebedzev [personal], BLR

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Belarus

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Her coach, and her mother. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Canadian Para Nordic skier Brian McKeever, German Para Nordic skier Verena Bentele. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The winner takes it all." (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Belarus. (sportfpb.by, 17 Dec 2020; Athlete, 17 Dec 2018)
Other sports
She competed in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Dec 2018; pressball.by, 13 Mar 2018)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
She received a degree in public administration and economics at the Academy of Public Administration in Minsk, Belarus. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)

MATERNITY LEAVE
She took a break from the sport during the 2018/19 season because she was pregnant. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sprint - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-12 3
Mixed Relay Final 2017-02-15 3
Women's Middle Distance - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-19 2
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-10 3
Women's 15km Free Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-12 1
Women's 1.5km Sprint Classic Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-14 1
Women's 7.5km Classic Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-17 1
4x2.5km Mixed Relay Final 2018-03-18 5