Valery Kupchinskiy

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
B1, B1

Further personal information

Residence
Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
At the age of 17 he took up athletics, and in 1985 started skiing and got involved in biathlon.

General interest

Awards and honours
He has been decorated with the Order of Friendship and Order of Honour in Russia. (vashedelo.net, 21 Apr 2010)
Impairment
He lost his eyesight at age 12 after an illness. (vashedelo.net, 21 Apr 2010)
Other information
THREE-TIME FLAG BEARER
He was a flag bearer for Russia at the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, as well as in Turin in 2006 and Vancouver in 2010. (allsportinfo.ru, 11 Mar 2010, this-interestin.ucoz.ru, 13 Mar 2010)