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SHASTSINA Katsiaryna
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Belarus   
GenderWomen
Age26
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
LW12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Minsk, BLR
Occupation
Customer Service
Languages
Belarusian, English, Russian
Higher education
Teaching, Translation/interpretation - Belarusian State University: Minsk, BLR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2017 in Minsk, Belarus.
Why this sport?
"It all happened by chance, this is how fate developed. They called me, I tried it, I liked it."
Club / Team
Republican Training Centre of Para Sports: Minsk, BLR
Name of coach
Vasili Lebedzev [personal], BLR; Mikhail Lebedzev [personal], BLR
General Interest
Nicknames
Katya (Instagram profile, 04 Nov 2021)
Hobbies
Reading, watching movies, cooking. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Mikhail Lebedzev and Vasili Lebedzev. (Athlete, 04 Feb 2021)
Hero / Idol
US Para Nordic skiers Oksana Masters and Kendall Gretsch, Norwegian cross-country skier Therese Johaug. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport in Belarus. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
9 2021/2022 6km Sprint - Sitting 25:23.4
9 2021/2022 10km Middle - Sitting 42:45.0
8 2021/2022 12.5km Individual - Sitting 54:55.5
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
10 2021/2022 7.5km - Sitting 31:39.8
8 2021/2022 15km - Sitting 52:13.3
11 2021/2022 Sprint - Sitting