18995-Valiantsina Shyts photo

Valiantsina Shyts

Nordic Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Svietlahorsk, BLR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up skiing while at school, and began training in the sport in 2010 in Minsk, Belarus.
Why this sport?
She took part in local wheelchair racing competitions where she was noticed by coach Yury Buranau. "I was invited to the team and tried training."
Club / Team
Republican Centre of Olympic Preparation in Paralympic Sports: Minsk, BLR
Name of coach
Yury Buranau [personal], BLR, from 2010

International debut

Competing for

General interest

Listening to music, communicating with friends. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the 4x2.5km mixed relay at the 2017 World Championships in Finsterau, Germany. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her coach. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do your best." (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Belarus. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2017)
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2017)
She was born with a locomotor impairment. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sprint - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-25 12
Women's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-26 11
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-03-05 8
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 12 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-09 11
Women's 1 km Sprint Sitting Semifinal 2014-03-12 11
Women's 5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-16 11
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sprint - Free Style Sitting Final 2017-02-12 9
Mixed Relay Final 2017-02-15 3
Women's Middle Distance - Free Style Sitting Final 2017-02-19 7
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 12km Sitting Final 2018-03-11 11
Women's 1.1km Sprint Sitting Final 2018-03-14 9
Women's 5km Sitting Final 2018-03-17 13
4x2.5km Mixed Relay Final 2018-03-18 5