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Vasili Shaptsiaboi

Athletics | Cycling | Nordic Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2
Guide
Mikita Maslouski

Further personal information

Family
Daughters Angelina, Alisa, and Anna
Residence
Mogilev, BLR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Belarusian, Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in 1993 at a school for children with a vision impairment in Maladzyechna, Belarus.
Why this sport?
"I like competing in long distance events, in cycling or skiing."
Name of coach
Mikhail Lebedzev, BLR

General interest

Hobbies
Sport, music, cinema. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in cycling [BVI tandem road race/time trial] at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Coach Mikhail Lebedzev. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
French biathlete Martin Fourcade. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Injuries
He caught a cold two days before the first race at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, which affected his performance at the competition. (sport.tut.by, 27 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2014 and 2017 he was named among the 10 Best Athletes of the Year in the Mogilev region of Belarus by the Department of Sports and Tourism of the Mogilev Regional Executive Committee. (fst.by, 28 Dec 2020)

He was flag bearer for Belarus at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2014)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Belarus. (sportfpb.by, 17 Dec 2020)
Other sports
He won a bronze medal in athletics [T13 4x400m relay] at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, and a gold medal in road cycling [BVI tandem road race/time trial] at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. He has also claimed three medals in cross-country skiing [one silver, two bronze] and three medals in biathlon [three bronze] across five appearances at the Paralympic Winter Games between 2002 and 2018. He was classified in Para Nordic skiing in the B2 category for the 2021/22 season. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Dec 2021; IPC, 16 Dec 2021)
Impairment
He was born with a vision impairment. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Road Individual Time Trial B VI 1-3 Final Round 8
Men's Road Individual Road Race B VI 1-3 Final Round 9999
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5 km Visually impaired Final Round 6
Men's 10 km Visually impaired Final Round 2
Men's 20 km Visually impaired Final Round 3
Men's 12.5 km Blind Final Round 9
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1 km Sprint Visually impaired Qualification 9
Men's 10 km Visually impaired Final Round 4
Men's 20 km Visually impaired Final Round 3
Men's 1x4 / 2x5 km Relay Open Final Round 4
Men's 12.5 km Individual Visually impaired Final Round 4
Men's 3 km Pursuit Visually impaired Qualification 5
Men's 3 km Pursuit Visually impaired Final Round 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Track Individual Pursuit Tandem B1-3 Qualifying 10
Men's Road Road Race / Time Trial Tandem B1-3 Final Round 1
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 20 km Free Technique Visually impaired Final Round 7
Men's 10 km Free Technique B2 Final Round 4
Men's 5 km Classical Technique B2 Final Round 5
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T12 Heat 3 9999
Men's 800 m T12 Heat 2 4
Men's 4x400 m T13 Final Round 3
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Classic VI Final 2013-02-25 4
Men's Long Distance - Free Style VI Final 2013-02-27 4
Men's Short Distance VI Final 2013-02-28 3
Men's Middle Distance VI Final 2013-03-01 4
Men's Long Distance VI Final 2013-03-03 5
Men's Middle Distance - Classic VI Final 2013-03-05 7
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-08 3
Men's 20 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-10 9999
Men's 12.5 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-11 3
Men's 1 km Sprint Visually Impaired Qualification 2014-03-12 12
Men's 15 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-14 6
4x2.5 km Open Relay Final Round 2014-03-15 5
Men's 10 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-16 5
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance VI Final 2017-02-11 6
Men's Sprint - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-12 6
Men's Long Distance VI Final 2017-02-14 1
Open Relay Final 2017-02-15 5
Men's Sprint VI Final 2017-02-18 2
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-19 8
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-10 10
Men's 12.5km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-13 6
Men's 15km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-16 7
4x2.5km Mixed Relay Final 2018-03-18 5
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance VI Final 2019-02-16 6
Men's Sprint - Free Style VI Final 2019-02-18 7
Men's Sprint VI Final 2019-02-20 7
Men's Long Distance VI Final 2019-02-21 6
Open Relay Final 2019-02-23 6