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VASILYEVA Liubov
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age51
Place of BirthSinegorye, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B2, B2
Further Personal Information
Family
One daughter
Residence
Tyumen, RUS
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up skiing in 2003 in Tyumen, Russian Federation.
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
Russia
Location
Germany
General Interest
Hobbies
Needlework. (tumen.kp.ru, 08 Dec 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning four medals [three gold, one bronze] at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never make a step backwards, nor on the same place, always forward." (nakanune.ru, 27 Mar 2006)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (csp72.ru, 2015)

She received the Order of Honour in the Russian Federation, in recognition of her performance at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (finansmag.ru, 02 Apr 2010)
Other sports
She won two silver medals in biathlon at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Mar 2010)
Impairment
She has had a visual and hearing impairment since childhood. (tumen.kp.ru, 08 Dec 2018)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In May 2017 she retired from competitive Para cross-country skiing. (Athlete, 12 Dec 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
2 2010 3km Pursuit - Visually Impaired 11:12.4
2 2010 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 45:54.5
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
3 2006 5km - Visually Impaired 15:32.1
1 2006 10km - Visually Impaired 33:20.7
1 2006 15km - Visually Impaired 53:57.6
1 2006 3 x 2.5km Relay Open 23:31.4
2 2010 15km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 49:33.6
4 2010 5km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 17:46.7
1 2010 3 x 2.5km Relay Open 20:23.2
3 2010 1km Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired  
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
3 2008/2009 3.6km Pursuit - Visually Impaired  
3 2008/2009 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 49:21.6
5 2010/2011 3km Pursuit - Visually Impaired 13:36.5
4 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 28:04.1
8 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 54:02.4
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008/2009 15km Classic Style B1-3 50:12.1
1 2008/2009 3 x 2.5km Relay Open 23:40.9
3 2008/2009 5km Freestyle B1-3 16:47.2
4 2008/2009 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
4 2010/2011 5km - Visually Impaired 15:31.3
6 2010/2011 15km - Visually Impaired 53:33.1
5 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired