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Athlete Profile - Iurii UTKIN

Birth Date:  03 Aug 1990
Age:  27
Gender:   Male


Iurii UTKIN - Schedule

Start Time Event Status
Wed, 14 Mar 11:10
Men's 1.5km Sprint Classic, Vis Imp Qualification
Sun, 18 Mar 10:00
4x2.5km Mixed Relay

Biographical Information

Paralympic Games
47.5km, Visually Impaired2014Sochi, RUS21:14.6
412.5km, Visually Impaired2014Sochi, RUS32:04.5
515km, Visually Impaired2014Sochi, RUS39:11.0
93km Pursuit, Visually Impaired2010Vancouver, BC, CAN
912.5km, Visually Impaired2010Vancouver, BC, CAN44:05.5
World Championships
112.5km, Visually Impaired2017Finsterau, GER32:50.7
315km, Visually Impaired2015Cable, WI, USA44:00.7
415km, Visually Impaired2017Finsterau, GER42:22.8
47.5km, Visually Impaired2015Cable, WI, USA20:12.9
412.5km, Visually Impaired2015Cable, WI, USA36:59.4
47.5km, Visually Impaired2013Solleftea, SWE22:51.6
415km, Visually Impaired2013Solleftea, SWE39:58.8
57.5km, Visually Impaired2017Finsterau, GER20:50.0
612.5km, Visually Impaired2013Solleftea, SWE38:56.8
83.6km Pursuit, Visually Impaired2009Vuokatti, FIN
912.5km, Visually Impaired2009Vuokatti, FIN45:59.5
1012.5km, Visually Impaired2011Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS45:01.9
113km Pursuit, Visually Impaired2011Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS13:44.0
117.5km, Visually Impaired2011Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS26:35.3

Paralympic Games
24x2.5km Open Relay2014Sochi, RUS25:17.9
720km Classic Style, Visually Impaired2014Sochi, RUS59:06.1
810km Classic Style, Visually Impaired2010Vancouver, BC, CAN30:06.7
1110km Freestyle, Visually Impaired2014Sochi, RUS26:45.8
121km Sprint Classic Style, Visually Impaired2010Vancouver, BC, CAN
World Championships
14x2.5km Mixed Relay2017Finsterau, GER26:56.5
21km Sprint Freestyle, Visually Impaired2017Finsterau, GER
24x2.5km Mixed Relay2013Solleftea, SWE29:01.8
34x2.5km Open Relay2015Cable, WI, USA27:40.3
510km Classic Style, Visually Impaired2013Solleftea, SWE29:32.8
520km Classic Style, Visually Impaired2011Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS1:00:12.9
620km Classic Style, Visually Impaired2017Finsterau, GER1:06:06.2
61km Sprint Classic Style, Visually Impaired2013Solleftea, SWE
720km Freestyle, Visually Impaired2015Cable, WI, USA48:50.0
820km Classic Style B1-32009Vuokatti, FIN1:02:57.5
910km Freestyle, Visually Impaired2017Finsterau, GER24:12.4
910km Classic Style, Visually Impaired2015Cable, WI, USA29:43.2
101km Sprint Classic Style, Visually Impaired2015Cable, WI, USA
1020km Freestyle, Visually Impaired2013Solleftea, SWE57:48.7
1010km Freestyle, Visually Impaired2011Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS27:32.4
121km Sprint Freestyle, Visually Impaired2011Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS
1210km Freestyle B1-32009Vuokatti, FIN30:54.1
161km Sprint, Visually Impaired2009Vuokatti, FIN
Nickname Yura (VK profile, 19 Dec 2017)
Hobbies Cycling, reading, music, travelling. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Education Food Technology - Kharkiv State Zoo Veterinary Academy, Ukraine
Languages spoken Russian, Ukrainian, English
Club name Invasport [Kharkiv, UKR]
Coach Andriy Nesterenko, UKR (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Debut 2009 for Ukraine, International Tournament in Germany (Athlete, 17 Jan 2014)
National team 2008 (Athlete, 17 Jan 2014)
Start He took up the sport in 2003 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. (paralympic.org.ua, 08 Mar 2010)
Reason He was studying in a specialised school for children with visual impairments where he was noticed by a biathlon coach. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2014; opkho.com.ua, 04 Apr 2014)
Ambition To win gold at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Memorable Achievement Winning gold at the 2017 World Championships in Finsterau, Germany. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Awards He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Additional information Classification
B2 (IPC, 18 Feb 2018)

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment (paralympic.org, 19 Jan 2017)

Impairment Details
He was born with a visual impairment. (paralympic.org.ua, 08 Mar 2010)

Ruslan Perekhoda (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017; paralympic.org, 19 Jan 2017)

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