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Varvara Voronchikhina

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW6/8-2

Further personal information

Residence
Baykalsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age four. She switched to alpine skiing at age six in Baykalsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her hometown of Baykalsk is close to the Gora Sobolinaya alpine skiing resort.
Club / Team
Youth of Moscow [RUS] / Record Irkutsk [RUS]:
Name of coach
Alexander Nazarov [national], RUS; Yury Peshkov [personal], RUS, from 2009

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Landgraaf, NED

General interest

Nicknames
Varya (VK profile, 15 Oct 2021)
Hobbies
Skating. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing third in giant slalom standing and slalom standing and placing second in downhill standing in the overall classifications of the 2019/20 World Cup season. (Athlete, 23 Dec 2020; IPC, 30 Jun 2020)
Hero / Idol
US alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2018)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 26 Apr 2021; Athlete, 20 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2018)
Impairment
She was born without part of her left hand. (vsp.ru, 28 Jul 2015)