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PONOMAREV Oleg
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age26
Height1.81 m
Weight 71 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B2
Guide
Andrei Romanov
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Maria
Residence
Perm, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Perm State Humanitarian Pedagogical University: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2007 in Perm, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"This sport chose me. I did not choose it."
Club / Team
Moscow Region Centre of Paralympic Sports: Russia
Name of coach
Alexei Kopytin [national], RUS; Arkady Turbin [personal], RUS, from 2007
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Russia
Location
Finland
General Interest
Hobbies
Fishing. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the 1km sprint freestyle at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Arkady Turbin. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Russian mixed martial artist Fedor Emelianenko. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do everything to your best ability. If you are going to start something, make sure you finish it." (Athlete, 13 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russian Federation. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2017)

He received the Order for Merit to the Fatherland [second grade] in Russian Federation, in recognition of his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He competed in biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2017)
Impairment
His visual impairment developed during childhood. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
10 2014 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 22:37.1
5 2014 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 32:57.7
10 2014 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 40:35.0
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
  2014 20km Classic Style - Visually Impaired DNS
3 2014 1km Sprint Freestyle - Visually Impaired 4:05.0
12 2014 10km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 27:12.7
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
9 2012/2013 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 23:34.2
8 2012/2013 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 40:15.6
9 2012/2013 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 40:57.5
10 2014/2015 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 22:00.5
  2014/2015 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired  DNF
  2014/2015 15km Individual - Visually Impaired  DNS
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
7 2012/2013 20km - Visually Impaired 56:40.5
9 2012/2013 10km - Visually Impaired 30:19.4
2 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
10 2014/2015 10km - Visually Impaired 30:12.4