Oksana Shyshkova Ones to watch
a female Para Nordic skier
Para Nordic skiing 10 June 1991


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Human Interest
Data Value
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment Vision impairment
Classification B2
Guide Vitalii Kazakov
Further Personal Information
Residence Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages Russian, Ukrainian, English
Higher education Management - Kharkiv Veterinary Academy: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began skiing in 2008 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport? She has liked sports since childhood. When she was three, her mother introduced her to a circus studio. Then she was playing football and doing athletics before her first coach, Mykola Vorchak, suggested she try skiing.
Club / Team Invasport: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach Valery Kazakov [cross-country skiing], UKR; Volodymyr Ivanov [biathlon], UKR
General Interest
Nicknames Ksyusha (VK profile, 13 Jan 2015)
Hobbies All sports. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning six medals at the 2017 World Championships in Finsterau, Germany. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2017)

She finished second in voting for Best Athlete of 2011 in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine. (kharkivoda.gov.ua, 20 May 2011)
Other sports She holds the title of Master of Sport in Para athletics. (invasport.org.ua, 22 Jan 2014; invasport.org.ua, 19 Oct 2013)
Impairment At age 10 her vision started to deteriorate. (paralympic.org.ua, 08 Mar 2010)
Other information ARTISTIC ATHLETE
As a youth she trained in a circus school, and toured Germany as part of a choir. (invasport.org.ua, 04 Apr 2012)

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