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HOLUB Yury
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Belarus   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthHlusk, BLR
Height1.73 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B3
Guide
Uladzimir Chapelin
Further Personal Information
Residence
Minsk, BLR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Belarusian, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Teaching - Belarusian State Pedagogical University: Minsk, BLR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age six in Hlusk, Belarus. He took up the sport more seriously in 2005.
Why this sport?
He liked skiing due to his father's influence, and took part in local and regional competitions when he was studying at school. Most coaches did not want to train him because of his vision impairment, so he trained on his own before being spotted by a specialist who became his coach.
Club / Team
Dynamo: Minsk, BLR
Name of coach
Mikhail Lebedzev [personal], BLR, from 2015; Vasili Lebedzev, BLR
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Belarus
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Vuokatti, FIN
General Interest
Hobbies
Music, playing the guitar. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the 12.5km biathlon event at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 19 Dec 2018)
Hero / Idol
Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva, Norwegian cross-country skier Petter Northug, Swiss cross-country skier Dario Cologna, Italian cross-country skier Federico Pellegrino. (bspu.by, 04 Apr 2018; Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go until the end." (sb.by, 14 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was named among the 10 Best Athletes of the Year in the Mogilev region of Belarus by the Department of Sports and Tourism of the Mogilev Regional Executive Committee. (fst.by, 28 Dec 2020)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Belarus. (sportfpb.by, 17 Dec 2020; Athlete, 19 Dec 2018)
Other sports
He competed in cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 20:05.1
1 2018 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 39:23.7
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 20km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 47:07.5
Qualification 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired 3:58.43
3 2018 10km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 24:37.1
4 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 24:10.3
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
8 2016/2017 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 21:37.9
1 2018/2019 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 37:07.0
1 2018/2019 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 20:44.4
2 2018/2019 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 41:56.4
1 2021/2022 6km Individual - Visually Impaired 15:03.5
1 2021/2022 10km Middle - Visually Impaired 26:41.5
  2021/2022 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired  DNS
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
5 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 25:51.7
4 2016/2017 20km - Visually Impaired 1:01:29.6
3 2016/2017 10km - Visually Impaired 22:48.1
1 2018/2019 10km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 25:36.3
2 2018/2019 Sprint Freestyle - Visually Impaired  
6 2018/2019 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 26:38.8
  2018/2019 20km Classic Style - Visually Impaired  DNF
3 2021/2022   34:25.5
  2021/2022 20km Freestyle - Visually Impaired  DNF
6 2021/2022 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 26:47.4