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LOBAN Dzmitry
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Belarus   
GenderMen
Age41
Height1.82 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Lidziya Loban, son David
Residence
Minsk, BLR
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Student
Languages
Belarusian, English, Russian
Higher education
Coaching, Physical Education - Belarusian State University of Physical Education: Minsk, BLR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at school. After his accident he took up Para skiing in 2008 in Minsk, Belarus.
Why this sport?
"It is a tough sport. I like speed and adrenaline."
Name of coach
Yury Buranau, BLR; Nikolay Shablovsky, BLR
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Belarus
General Interest
Hobbies
Quadrocycling, educating his son, chess. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022, 16 Dec 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the sitting 10km cross-country skiing event at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He received the 'For the Will to Win' prize in Belarus, in recognition of his bronze medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (sportclub.by, 21 Mar 2010)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Belarus. (sportfpb.by, 17 Dec 2020; Athlete, 15 Dec 2018)
Other sports
He competed in cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2014 and 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2018)
Famous relatives
His wife Lidziya Loban [nee Hrafeyeva] represented Belarus in biathlon and cross-country skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018, winning two bronze medals in biathlon at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Dec 2021; sputnik.by, 11 Mar 2018)
Impairment
He lost both his legs above the knee in a train accident at age 22. (vb.by, 12 Mar 2010)
Other information
COACH
He has coached his wife Lidziya Loban [nee Hrafeyeva], who has also represented Belarus in Para cross-country skiing and Para biathlon. (Athlete, 16 Dec 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 22:18.7
8 2014 12.5km Middle - Sitting 37:51.7
7 2014 15km Individual - Sitting 46:12.9
2 2018 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 23:57.0
6 2018 12.5km Middle - Sitting 50:52.7
10 2018 15km Individual - Sitting 52:10.1
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
11 2010 15km - Sitting 43:53.5
3 2010 10km - Sitting 28:25.1
7 2010 1km Sprint - Sitting  
Qualification 2014 1km Sprint - Sitting 2:20.60
11 2014 10km - Sitting 33:27.8
2 2018 Sprint - Sitting 3:31.4
10 2018 7.5km - Sitting 24:12.7
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
  2010/2011 2.4km Pursuit - Sitting  DNS
8 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 22:03.4
10 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Sitting 35:54.0
6 2012/2013 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 22:32.7
21 2012/2013 12.5km Middle - Sitting 45:12.5
5 2012/2013 15km Individual - Sitting 45:32.1
8 2016/2017 12.5km Middle - Sitting 42:30.7
6 2016/2017 15km Individual - Sitting 53:52.9
7 2016/2017 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 23:35.3
7 2018/2019 12.5km Middle - Sitting 49:36.9
10 2018/2019 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 27:28.8
  2018/2019 15km Individual - Sitting  DNF
13 2021/2022 6km Sprint - Sitting 20:55.0
13 2021/2022 10km Middle - Sitting 36:44.7
13 2021/2022 12.5km Individual - Sitting 49:54.6
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008/2009 15km - Sitting LW10-12 50:40.2
4 2008/2009 10km - Sitting LW10-12 34:07.7
5 2008/2009 1km Sprint - LW10-12  
11 2010/2011 10km - Sitting 26:09.0
  2010/2011 15km - Sitting  DNF
8 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Sitting  
10 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Sitting  
15 2012/2013 15km - Sitting 45:41.6
10 2012/2013 10km - Sitting 26:29.2
12 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Sitting  
3 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 28:12.3
6 2016/2017 15km - Sitting 42:10.3
2 2016/2017 10km - Sitting 19:53.3
9 2018/2019 10km - Sitting 24:51.8
7 2018/2019 Sprint - Sitting  
6 2018/2019 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 26:38.8
3 2018/2019 15km - Sitting 49:42.6
18 2021/2022 Sprint - Sitting