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Yury Holub

Nordic Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Uladzimir Chapelin

Further personal information

Minsk, BLR
Belarusian, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Teaching - Belarusian State Pedagogical University: Minsk, BLR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age six in Hlusk, Belarus. He took up the sport more seriously in 2005.
Why this sport?
He liked skiing due to his father's influence, and took part in local and regional competitions when he was studying at school. Most coaches did not want to train him because of his vision impairment, so he trained on his own before being spotted by a specialist who became his coach.
Club / Team
Dynamo: Minsk, BLR
Name of coach
Mikhail Lebedzev [personal], BLR, from 2015; Vasili Lebedzev, BLR

International debut

Competing for
World Cup
Vuokatti, FIN

General interest

Music, playing the guitar. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the 12.5km biathlon event at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 19 Dec 2018)
Hero / Idol
Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva, Norwegian cross-country skier Petter Northug, Swiss cross-country skier Dario Cologna, Italian cross-country skier Federico Pellegrino. (, 04 Apr 2018; Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go until the end." (, 14 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 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. (, 28 Dec 2020)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Belarus. (, 17 Dec 2020; Athlete, 19 Dec 2018)
Other sports
He competed in cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Mar 2018)


Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-12 7
Open Relay Final 2017-02-15 5
Men's Long Distance - Classic VI Final 2017-02-16 4
Men's Sprint VI Final 2017-02-18 8
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-19 3
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-10 2
Men's 20km Free Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-12 2
Men's 12.5km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-13 1
Men's 1.5km Sprint Classic Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-14 9
Men's 10km Classic Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-17 3
4x2.5km Open Relay Final 2018-03-18 4
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 1
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style VI Final 2019-02-17 1
Men's Sprint - Free Style VI Final 2019-02-18 2
Men's Sprint VI Final 2019-02-20 1
Men's Long Distance VI Final 2019-02-21 2
Open Relay Final 2019-02-23 6
Men's Long Distance - Classic VI Final 2019-02-24 9999