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YAROVYI Maksym
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age29
Height1.90 m
Human Interest
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
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Norway
General Interest
Nicknames
Maks (Facebook profile, 03 Oct 2018)
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)
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)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 24:38.9
7 2014 12.5km Middle - Sitting 43:42.6
12 2014 15km Individual - Sitting 51:06.2
10 2018 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 30:15.0
15 2018 15km Individual - Sitting 59:02.5
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 15km - Sitting 49:00.5 
3 2014 1km Sprint - Sitting 2:31.6
2 2014 10km - Sitting 36:10.3 
1 2018 15km - Sitting 48:23.5
Semifinal 2018 Sprint - Sitting 3:52.4
3 2018 7.5km - Sitting 26:21.3
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
8 2012/2013 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 26:58.4
7 2012/2013 12.5km Middle - Sitting 44:03.2
7 2012/2013 15km Individual - Sitting 51:51.4
1 2014/2015 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 22:02.7
6 2014/2015 12.5km Middle - Sitting 40:56.4
6 2014/2015 15km Individual - Sitting 51:22.3
1 2016/2017 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 21:36.1
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
14 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Sitting  
5 2012/2013 15km - Sitting 43:03.9
8 2012/2013 10km - Sitting 26:16.2
2 2014/2015 15km - Sitting 44:11.3
1 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Sitting  
3 2014/2015 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 27:40.3
1 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Sitting  
4 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 25:16.2
1 2016/2017 15km - Sitting 40:32.4
1 2016/2017 10km - Sitting 19:39.4