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Vitalii Sytnyk

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW6

Further personal information

Residence
Dnipro, UKR
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Education: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para Nordic skiing in 2007 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Club / Team
Invasport: Ukraine
Name of coach
Mykhailo Malkevych, UKR

General interest

Hobbies
Fishing, playing football. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His parents, and his first coach Valery Kazakov. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Injuries
He broke his leg four months before the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. He was still able to compete in Vancouver, but admitted he was not in his best form. (invasport.org.ua, 07 Nov 2013)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport in Ukraine. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Other sports
He competed in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010, 2014 and 2018. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To win gold in shooting Para sport at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2018)
Impairment
He lost his right arm in a car accident. (VK profile, 18 Dec 2018; paralympic.org.ua, 08 Mar 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 12.5 km Individual Standing Final Round 8
Men's 3 km Pursuit Standing Qualification 12
Men's 3 km Pursuit Standing Final Round 8
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Qualification 17
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 10
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2013-02-27 9
Men's Short Distance Standing Final 2013-02-28 6
Men's Middle Distance Standing Final 2013-03-01 13
Men's Long Distance Standing Final 2013-03-03 12
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 15
Men's 20 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-10 9
Men's 12.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-11 13
Men's 15 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 13
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 19
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-24 11
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Race 1 2015-01-25 13
Men's Middle Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-27 11
Men's Long Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-30 12
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-31 11
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance Standing Final 2017-02-11 7
Men's Long Distance Standing Final 2017-02-14 8
Men's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2017-02-16 8
Men's Sprint Standing Final 2017-02-18 9
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-19 15
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Standing Final 2018-03-10 12
Men's 12.5km Standing Final 2018-03-13 8
Men's 15km Standing Final 2018-03-16 6
Men's 10km Classic Standing Final 2018-03-17 13