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LYSOVA Mikhalina
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Neutral Paralympic Athletes   
GenderWomen
Age26
Place of BirthNizhny Tagil, RUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B2
Guide
Alexey Ivanov
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Dmytro Shulga, son Demid [2015]
Residence
Nizhny Tagil, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Bashkir State University: Ufa, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2002 in Nizhny Tagil, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her older sister Aleksandra encouraged her to try skiing.
Club / Team
SC Rodnik: Yekaterinburg, RUS
Name of coach
Valery Ogorodnikov [personal], RUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup
General Interest
Nicknames
Lina, Mikha, Mishka (pion-nt.ru, 13 Apr 2010)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen, German biathlete Kati Wilhelm. (uralsky-rabochi.ru, 27 Dec 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I win only at the cost of my own efforts." (paralymp.ru, 26 Aug 2017)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 26 Aug 2017)

She received the I Love You, Life Award at the 2014 Return to Life Awards held by the Russian Paralympic Committee [RPC]. (insidethegames.biz, 05 Dec 2014)

She received the Order for Merit to the Fatherland [fourth grade] in Russian Federation, in recognition of her performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)

She was chosen as Russian Federation's flag bearer for the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2014)

She was named International Paralympic Committee [IPC] Athlete of the Month for April 2011. (paralympic.org, May 2011)

In 2010 she received the Order of Friendship in Russian Federation, in recognition of her performance at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (ntagil.org, 26 Mar 2010)
Other sports
She has won five medals [two gold, one silver, two bronze] in biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Mar 2014)
Famous relatives
Her husband Dmytro Shulga competed for Ukraine in cross-country skiing and biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010 and 2014. (tagilka.ru, 07 Sep 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 14 Mar 2014)
Other information
MATERNITY LEAVE
She missed the 2014/15 season due to being pregnant. (tass.ru, 03 Feb 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
3 2010 3km Pursuit - Visually Impaired 11:27.4
3 2010 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 44:59.1
1 2014 6km Individual - Visually Impaired 20:27.8
1 2014 10km Middle - Visually Impaired 30:48.5
2 2014 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 37:05.5
1 2018 6km Individual - Visually Impaired 18:59.7
2 2018 10km Middle - Visually Impaired 40:36.8
1 2018 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 38:05.5
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
  2010 15km Freestyle - Visually Impaired  DNF
2 2010 5km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 16:00.3
1 2010 3 x 2.5km Relay Open 20:23.2
2 2010 1km Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired  
2 2014 15km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 51:49.7
1 2014 1km Sprint Freestyle - Visually Impaired 4:11.5
2 2014 5km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 13:44.2 
3 2018 15km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 53:01.0
2 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired 4:44.0
2 2018 7.5km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 23:09.5
6 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 26:06.8
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
8 2008/2009 3.6km Pursuit - Visually Impaired  
1 2010/2011 3km Pursuit - Visually Impaired 10:30.7
2 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 27:20.3
1 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 48:21.3
1 2012/2013 6km Individual - Visually Impaired 18:58.6
1 2012/2013 10km Middle - Visually Impaired 30:59.3
1 2012/2013 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 41:50.4
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
3 2008/2009 15km Classic Style B1-3 50:13.3
4 2008/2009 5km Freestyle B1-3 16:48.2
2 2008/2009 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
2 2010/2011 5km - Visually Impaired 15:01.9
2 2010/2011 15km - Visually Impaired 48:30.7
1 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
1 2010/2011 3 x 2.5km Relay Open 19:48.4
1 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
3 2012/2013 15km - Visually Impaired 45:51.5
1 2012/2013 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 28:44.1
1 2012/2013 5km - Visually Impaired 15:51.8