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SHYKUTS Arkadz
Sport Para biathlon, Para Canoe Sprint, Para cross-country
NPC Belarus   
GenderMen
Age33
Height1.86 m
Weight 74 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Belarus
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Belarusian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2015 in Minsk, Belarus, when he was given a chance to compete at the Belarusian open championships and finished third.
Why this sport?
Belarusian Para cross-country skier Valiantsina Shyts introduced him to the sport. "I just liked team work of cross-country skiing."
Club / Team
Republican Centre of Olympic Preparation in Paralympic Sports [BLR] / Dynamo [BLR]:
Name of coach
Mikhail Lebedzev, BLR, from 2016; Vasily Lebedzev, BLR, from 2016
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Belarus
General Interest
Hobbies
Mastering skills in various professions. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family, and his friends. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep going forward with honour." (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He has received the titles of Master of Sport in Para cross-country skiing and Para canoeing in Belarus. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2017)
Other sports
He competed in Para canoe sprint at the 2015 World Championships in Milan, Italy, and at the 2016 European Championships in Moscow, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To win a Paralympic medal. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2018)
Impairment
When he worked as a trucker, he was involved in an accident and lost his leg. (sb.by, 17 Feb 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
  2018 15km - Sitting  DNF
Qualification 2018 Sprint - Sitting 3:24.26
22 2018 7.5km - Sitting 26:19.9
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
19 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Sitting  
12 2016/2017 15km - Sitting 46:24.9
14 2016/2017 10km - Sitting 21:53.5
World Championships - Para Canoe Sprint
Rank Year Event Result
9 2015 Canoe single VL3 200m 55.258
European Championships - Para Canoe Sprint
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 Canoe single VL3 200m 52.952