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Valery Darovskikh

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW8, LW8

Further personal information

Family
Son Alexander
Residence
Russia
Occupation
Athlete, Coach

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up skiing when he was a child.
Name of coach
Irina Gromova [head national coach] Dmitry Gromov
Coach from which country?
Russia
Handedness
Right

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
Olympic Winter Games
Location
Nagano

General interest

Hobbies
Watching movies, television, farming. (Vancouver, 12 Feb 2010)
Awards and honours
He has been decorated with the Order of the Red Star, the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, and a medal awarded by the Afghan people thanking him for his contribution in restoring peace during the Afghan War. (rezeptsport.ru, 23 Mar 2011)

In 2008 he was named Best Athlete of the Kirov region. (davecha.ru, 26 Dec 2008)
Impairment
He was wounded during the Afghan War [1979 -1989] in an explosion that damaged his vision. (Vancouver, 12 Feb 2010)

Results