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Yokutkhon Kholbekova

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Residence
Jizzax, UZB
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian, Uzbek
Higher education
Journalism - Uzbekistan State University of World Languages: Tashkent, UZB

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in Para athletics in 2009 in Jizzax, Uzbekistan.
Why this sport?
Her mother, a physical education teacher, encouraged her to start training.
Name of coach
Sardor Abdukholikov, UZB

General interest

Hobbies
Cooking. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting Asian records in the 800m and 1500m. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Uzbekistani artistic gymnast Oksana Chusovitina. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything is possible." (Facebook profile, 25 Jul 2021)
Awards and honours
She was named the flag bearer for Uzbekistan at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018)

She received the Zulfiya State Prize in Uzbekistan, which is given to talented women working in science, arts, culture, literature and sports. (djizak.net, 09 Mar 2014)

She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Uzbekistan. (uza.uz, 13 Feb 2018; Athlete, 03 Mar 2018)
Other sports
She represented Uzbekistan in cross-country skiing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 27 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2020)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
She completed a bachelor's degree in athletics and has also undertaken master's studies in adaptive sports at the Uzbek State University of Physical Education and Sport in Chirchiq, Uzbekistan. (Athlete, 18 Aug 2021)