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HOLUB Yury
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Belarus   
GenderMen
Age22
Place of BirthHlusk, BLR
Height1.73 m
Weight 69 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B3
Guide
Dzmitry Budzilovich
Further Personal Information
Residence
Minsk, BLR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - 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, 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
Hlusk: Belarus
Name of coach
Mikhail Lebedzev [personal], BLR, from 2015
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Belarus
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Vuokatti, FIN
General Interest
Hobbies
Music, playing the guitar. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the 12.5km biathlon event at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 13 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian cross-country skier Petter Northug, Swiss cross-country skier Dario Cologna, Italian cross-country skier Federico Pellegrino. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I want to win." (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Belarus. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Other sports
He competed in Para cross-country skiing and Para biathlon at the 2017 World Championships in Finsterau, Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Feb 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 20:05.1
1 2018 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 39:23.7
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 20km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 47:07.5
Qualification 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired 3:58.43
3 2018 10km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 24:37.1
4 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 24:10.3
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
8 2016/2017 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 21:37.9
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
5 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 25:51.7
4 2016/2017 20km - Visually Impaired 1:01:29.6
3 2016/2017 10km - Visually Impaired 22:48.1