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    Maksym Yarovyi

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    Ukraine Ukraine Para Nordic skiing 3 October 1989


    male Para Nordic skier Maksym Yarovyi


    Human Interest
    Data Value
    Impairment Information
    Type of Impairment Spinal Cord Injuries
    Origin of Impairment Acquired
    Classification LW10
    Further Personal Information
    Residence Mykolayiv, UKR
    Occupation Athlete
    Languages Russian, Ukrainian
    Higher education Computer Science - Interregional Institute of Human Development 'Ukraine': Mykolayiv, UKR
    Sport Specific Information
    When and where did you begin this sport? He began training at age 21 in the Mykolayiv region of Ukraine.
    Why this sport? He was noticed by coaches at a rehabilitation centre and offered the chance to try swimming, fencing, and skiing. He started with swimming but as the pool was quite far from his home, he switched to skiing. "When I am on the snow I am free from everything: troubles, worries, and negative moments."
    Name of coach Valery Kazakov, UKR; Vasyl Mukshyn, UKR
    International Debut
    Year 2011
    Competing for Ukraine
    Tournament World Cup
    Location Norway
    General Interest
    Nicknames Maks (Facebook profile, 05 Oct 2021)
    Hobbies Computer games, travel, watching movies, reading, listening to music. (Athlete, 19 Dec 2017)
    Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in the cross-country 15km sitting race at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2018)
    Most influential person in career His parents, and his first coach. (Athlete, 19 Dec 2017)
    Hero / Idol Ukrainian freestyle skier Oleksandr Abramenko, Ukrainian fencer Olga Kharlan. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2018)
    Injuries In 2020 he broke his arm. He also required treatment on his kidneys, and needed about seven months to recover in total. (paralympic.org, 02 Mar 2021)
    Awards and honours In recognition of his achievements at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018, he received the Orders for Merits [first and second grade] of Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 29 Mar 2018, 23 Aug 2014)

    In 2017 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2018; fakty.ua, 14 Mar 2018)
    Other sports He competed in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Dec 2018)
    Ambitions To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2018)
    Impairment In May 2004 he fell from a railway bridge and sustained a serious spinal injury. (fakty.ua, 14 Mar 2018)

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