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FEDOROVA Nadezhda
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Neutral Paralympic Athletes   
GenderWomen
Age37
Place of BirthNovosibirsk, URS
Height1.56 m
Weight 55 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Novosibirsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in Para cross-country skiing at age 26 in 2010 in Novosibirsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
During a national festival for people with an impairment in Sochi, Russian Federation, she met skiing coach Yury Kudryashov. He was recruiting new athletes and encouraged her to try the sport.
Club / Team
Biathlon Centre of Sports Preparation: Novosibirsk, RUS
Training Regime
She trains from the morning until about 17:00 or 18:00.
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Russia
Location
Syktyvkar, RUS
General Interest
Nicknames
Haska (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)
Hobbies
Sport. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2015 World Championships in Cable, WI, United States of America, and becoming a triple Russian champion at the 2017 National Championships. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Yury Kudryashov. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Finnish biathlete Kaisa Makarainen. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The work you put in over the summer will benefit you over the winter." (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)
Impairment
She was born without a shin bone in one leg, an underdeveloped foot on her other leg, and missing some fingers. (nsk.aif.ru, 19 Nov 2013)
Other information
NO COACH IN 2017
Since January 2017 she has been training on her own, without a coach. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
10 2018 6km Sprint - Sitting 24:54.4
7 2018 10km Middle - Sitting 47:21.5
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 12km - Sitting 39:46.5
Qualification 2018 Sprint - Sitting 4:04.81
4 2018 5km - Sitting 17:27.3
11 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 28:18.4
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014/2015 6km Sprint - Sitting 22:44.0
4 2014/2015 10km Middle - Sitting 39:20.2
6 2014/2015 12.5km Individual - Sitting 49:43.4