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GALITSYNA Marina
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Neutral Paralympic Athletes   
GenderWomen
Age30
Height1.46 m
Weight 40 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B1
Guide
Maksim Pirogov
Further Personal Information
Residence
Tyumen, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Medicine - Chaikovsky State Institute of Physical Education: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age 15 in Perm, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
At school she got acquainted with coach Arkady Turbin who recommended she try skiing.
Club / Team
Tyumen Regional Centre of Sports Preparation No.72: Russia
Name of coach
Arkady Turbin [personal], RUS, from 2004
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading books, knitting. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing third overall in the World Cup, and winning gold at the Russian championships. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Arkady Turbin. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go to sleep with a dream, and wake up with a goal." (VK profile, 05 Jan 2015)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Other information
HIATUS
She did not compete for three years from 2008 to 2011, and came back to the sport after entering Chaikovsky State Institute of Physical Education in 2011, where she got to know a guide who convinced her to return. (vos.perm.ru, 05 Feb 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 6km Individual - Visually Impaired 24:12.1
5 2018 10km Middle - Visually Impaired 54:07.2
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
  2018 15km Freestyle - Visually Impaired  DNF
Semifinal 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired 5:41.8
4 2018 7.5km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 26:47.4