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FEDZKOVICH Darya
Sport Para athletics, Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Belarus   
GenderWomen
Age21
Place of BirthMinsk, BLR
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW4
Further Personal Information
Residence
Minsk, BLR
Occupation
Student
Languages
Belarusian, English, Russian
Higher education
Sports Psychology - Belarusian State University of Physical Education: Minsk, BLR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2008, at age seven, in Minsk, Belarus.
Why this sport?
"I love winter activities. I saw races on TV and I wanted to do cross-country skiing."
Club / Team
Republican Training Centre of Para Sports: Minsk, BLR
Name of coach
Mikhail Lebedzev [personal], BLR, from 2017; Vasili Lebedzev [personal], BLR
Senior International Debut
Year
2017 [cross-country skiing]
Competing for
Belarus
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Ukraine
General Interest
Nicknames
Minidashka (Athlete, 16 Dec 2021)
Hobbies
Playing the bayan, literature, staying active. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022, 16 Dec 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fifth in the individual biathlon race at the 2021 World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway, and winning gold at her first national championships in 2015. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Her mother, and her first coach Dmitry Shpodarenko. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen, Belarusian basketball player Yelena Leuchanka. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before the start, she says the names of all the people who support her. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fight until the end. Believe in your dream. All dreams come true." (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport in Belarus. (sportfpb.by, 17 Dec 2020; Athlete, 19 Dec 2018)
Other sports
She has represented Belarus in Para athletics, placing fifth in the F64 discus throw at the 2021 European Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. She competed in cross-country skiing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and was classified in Nordic skiing in the LW4 category for the 2021/22 season. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Dec 2021; IPC, 16 Dec 2021)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 16 Dec 2021)
Impairment
She was born with a lack of sensitivity in her right leg. The impairment was aggravated by a fracture that happened to her when she was eight. (minsknews.by, 30 Apr 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Standing 5:48.4
17 2018 7.5km Classic Style - Standing 30:11.0
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
9 2021/2022 6km Sprint - Standing 22:12.4
9 2021/2022 10km Middle - Standing 40:07.9
5 2021/2022 12.5km Individual - Standing 46:50.1
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
9 2021/2022 10km Classic Style - Standing 43:15.1
6 2021/2022 Sprint Classic Style - Standing  
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
5 2021 Discus Throw F64 24.81