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Vladimir Udaltcov

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
B3
Guide
Ruslan Bogachev

Further personal information

Residence
Tula, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age five in Tula, Russian Federation. He took up the sport seriously in 2005 in Tula.
Why this sport?
His father encouraged him to try skiing. Afterwards, he was noticed by a skiing coach at school.
Club / Team
Moscow Region Centre of Paralympic Sports [RUS] / Tula Regional Centre of Adaptive Sports [RUS]:
Name of coach
Alexei Kopytin [national, personal], RUS

General interest

Nicknames
Vova (kp.ru, 08 Mar 2014)
Hobbies
Spending time with family, playing football. (beijing2022.paralymp.ru, 18 Feb 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the men's visually impaired classic style sprint event at the 2015 World Championships in Cable, WI, United States of America. (Athlete, 30 Dec 2020)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (beijing2022.paralymp.ru, 18 Feb 2022)
Hero / Idol
Soviet cross-country skier Vyacheslav Vedenin. (Athlete, 30 Dec 2020)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Para Athlete of the Year for 2018 in Tula Oblast, Russian Federation. (myslo.ru, 31 Jan 2019)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (beijing2022.paralymp.ru, 18 Feb 2022)
Other sports
He competed in biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 30 Dec 2020)
Impairment
At age one a medical issue resulted in the deterioration of his vision. (kp.ru, 08 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-08 12
Men's 20 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-10 5
Men's 12.5 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-11 9999
Men's 1 km Sprint Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-12 4
Men's 10 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-16 13
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance VI Race 1 2015-01-24 3
Men's Long Distance - Free Style VI Race 1 2015-01-25 9999
Men's Middle Distance VI Race 1 2015-01-27 3
Men's Sprint - Classic VI Race 1 2015-01-28 1
Men's Long Distance VI Race 1 2015-01-30 9999
Men's Middle Distance - Classic VI Race 1 2015-01-31 3