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Yadviha Skorabahataya

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2

Further personal information

Family
Husband Artur, daughter Irina
Residence
Grodno, BLR
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age 12 while attending a boarding school for children with a vision impairment in Grodno, Belarus. She took up the sport more seriously in 1989.
Why this sport?
"To become stronger, to gain high achievements, and to be recognised by the community."
Club / Team
Republican Centre of Olympic Preparation in Paralympic Sports: Minsk, BLR
Name of coach
Viktor Kamotsky, BLR, from 2017

International debut

Year
1994
Competing for
Belarus

General interest

Hobbies
Playing the accordion, spending time with her granddaughters. (grodnonews.by, 11 Apr 2018; Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in cross-country skiing at the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. (grodnonews.by, 11 Apr 2018; Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Physically challenged people shouldn't stay at home but go and grow." (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for Belarus at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 07 Mar 2014)

In 2002 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Belarus. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Other sports
She has won eight medals [one gold, three silver, four bronze] in cross-country skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games, claimed a bronze medal in athletics [F10-11 javelin throw] at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta, and competed in cycling at the 2004 Games in Athens. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2019 World Championships in Prince George, BC, Canada. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2018)
Impairment
She was born with a vision impairment. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
In 2002 she became the first athlete representing Belarus to win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games when she took gold [B2-3 5km classic style] and silver [B3 10km freestyle] in cross-country skiing in Salt Lake City. (paralympic.org, 23 Feb 2014; SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2002)

BOOK
In 2018 the author Irina Fomenkova from Grodno, Belarus, released a book about her called 'Head Wind: Tale of Yadviha Skorabahataya'. (grodnonews.by, 07 Apr 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 800 m T10-11 Heat 1 9999
Women's Javelin F10-11 Final Round 3
Women's Pentathlon P10-12 Final Round 7
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Road Road Race / Time Trial Tandem B1-3 Final Round 5
Women's Track Individual Pursuit Tandem B1-3 Qualifying 10
Women's Track 1 km Time Trial Tandem B1-3 Final Round 9
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 3x2.5 km Relay Open Final Round 3
Women's 15 km Visually impaired Final Round 3
Women's 5 km Visually impaired Final Round 5
Women's 12.5 km Individual Visually impaired Final Round 4
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Pentathlon P13 Final Round 4
Women's Discus Throw F12 Final Round 7
Women's 1500 m T12 Heat 2 9999
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Distance - Free Style VI Final 2013-02-27 4
Women's Short Distance VI Final 2013-02-28 5
Women's Middle Distance VI Final 2013-03-01 9999
Women's Long Distance VI Final 2013-03-03 6
Women's Middle Distance - Classic VI Final 2013-03-05 4
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-08 6
Women's 15 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-10 3
4x2.5 km Open Relay Final Round 2014-03-15 5
Women's 5 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-16 5
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Distance - Classic VI Final 2017-02-16 4
Women's Middle Distance - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-19 4
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 15km Free Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-12 5
Women's 1.5km Sprint Classic Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-14 8
Women's 7.5km Classic Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-17 8
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Middle Distance - Free Style VI Final 2019-02-17 5
Women's Sprint - Free Style VI Final 2019-02-18 5
Women's Sprint VI Final 2019-02-20 9999
Open Relay Final 2019-02-23 6
Women's Long Distance - Classic VI Final 2019-02-24 3