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Athlete Profile - Taras RAD

Taras RAD
Birth Date:  20 Nov 1999
Age:  18
Gender:   Male


Taras RAD - Schedule

Start Time Event Status
Sun, 11 Mar 10:00
Men's 15km, Sitting
Wed, 14 Mar 10:00
Men's 1.1km Sprint, Sitting Qualification
Wed, 14 Mar 12:05
Men's 1.1km Sprint, Sitting Semifinal 2
Wed, 14 Mar 13:06
Men's 1.1km Sprint, Sitting Final
Sat, 17 Mar 12:40
Men's 7.5km, Sitting

Biographical Information

World Championships
610km, Sitting2017Finsterau, GER20:19.3
81km Sprint, Sitting2017Finsterau, GER

World Championships
27.5km, Sitting2017Finsterau, GER21:48.9
212.5km, Sitting2017Finsterau, GER37:52.2
215km, Sitting2017Finsterau, GER48:01.3
Hobbies Cycling, spending time with friends. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2017)
Languages spoken German, Ukrainian
Club name Invasport [Ukraine]
Coach Viktor Fedorchak, UKR; Vasyl Mukshyn, UKR; Valery Kazakov, UKR (Athlete, 18 Dec 2017)
Other sports He competed in Para biathlon and Para cross-country skiing at the 2017 World Championships in Finsterau, Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Feb 2017)
Debut 2016 for Ukraine, World Cup in Vuokatti, Finland (Athlete, 18 Dec 2017)
Start He was introduced to cross-country skiing and biathlon at age 14, after the amputation of his leg, through the Invasport Para sports organisation in Ukraine. (invak.info, 31 May 2016)
Reason He was involved in athletics and football before the amputation of his leg, and wanted to stay involved in sports. After trying several Para sports, he was noticed by coach Viktor Fedorchak and encouraged to start training seriously. (invak.info, 31 May 2016)
Ambition To win a medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2017)
Training He trains 12 times a week on the snow. He also goes to a swimming pool three times a week. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2017)
Memorable Achievement Winning his debut World Cup event in 2016 in Vuokatti, Finland. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2017)
Hero Ukrainian biathlete Yuliia Dzhima. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2017)
Influence His coaches. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2017)
Awards He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2017)
Additional information Classification
LW12 (IPC, 18 Feb 2018)

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency (invak.info, 31 May 2016)

Origin of Impairment
Acquired (invak.info, 31 May 2016)

Impairment Details
After injuring his leg at age 14 he went to get treatment at a hospital, but the wound was not treated properly and he acquired an infection. Doctors later had to amputate his leg in order to save his life. (invak.info, 31 May 2016)

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