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UTKIN Iurii
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country, Para Triathlon
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthKharkov, URS
Height1.86 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2
Guide
Ruslan Perekhoda
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian, English
Higher education
Food Technology - Kharkiv State Zoo Veterinary Academy: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2003 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
He was noticed by a biathlon coach while studying at a specialised school for children with a vision impairment.
Club / Team
Invasport: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Volodymyr Ivanov, UKR; Andriy Nesterenko, UKR
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Ukraine
Location
Germany
General Interest
Nicknames
Yura (VK profile, 18 Dec 2018)
Hobbies
Cycling, reading, music, travel. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 12.5km middle race [vision impairment] at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2018)
Awards and honours
In recognition of his performance at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, he received the Order for Merits [third grade] of Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 29 Mar 2018)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 31 May 2018; Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2018)
Impairment
He was born with a vision impairment. (paralympic.org.ua, 08 Mar 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
9 2010 3km Pursuit - Visually Impaired  
9 2010 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 44:05.5
4 2014 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 21:14.6
4 2014 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 32:04.5
5 2014 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 39:11.0
5 2018 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 21:36.1
3 2018 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 40:43.8
5 2018 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 46:08.0
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
8 2010 10km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 30:06.7
12 2010 1km Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired  
7 2014 20km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 59:06.1
2 2014 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 25:17.9 
11 2014 10km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 26:45.8
Qualification 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired 4:09.46
1 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 24:31.9
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
8 2008/2009 3.6km Pursuit - Visually Impaired  
9 2008/2009 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 45:59.5
11 2010/2011 3km Pursuit - Visually Impaired 13:44.0
11 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 26:35.3
10 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 45:01.9
4 2012/2013 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 22:51.6
6 2012/2013 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 38:56.8
4 2012/2013 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 39:58.8
4 2014/2015 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 20:12.9
4 2014/2015 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 36:59.4
3 2014/2015 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 44:00.7
1 2016/2017 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 32:50.7
4 2016/2017 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 42:22.8
5 2016/2017 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 20:50.0
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
8 2008/2009 20km Classic Style B1-3 1:02:57.5
12 2008/2009 10km Freestyle B1-3 30:54.1
16 2008/2009 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
10 2010/2011 10km - Visually Impaired 27:32.4
5 2010/2011 20km - Visually Impaired 1:00:12.9
12 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
6 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
10 2012/2013 20km - Visually Impaired 57:48.7
2 2012/2013 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 29:01.8
5 2012/2013 10km - Visually Impaired 29:32.8
7 2014/2015 20km - Visually Impaired 48:50.0
10 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
3 2014/2015 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 27:40.3
9 2014/2015 10km - Visually Impaired 29:43.2
2 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
1 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 26:56.5
6 2016/2017 20km - Visually Impaired 1:06:06.2
9 2016/2017 10km - Visually Impaired 24:12.4