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MUNTS Oleg
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age52
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B1, B1
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Larisa
Residence
Kirovohrad, UKR
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up skiing at age six in Tyumen, Russia. He started competing in para-skiing in 1993.
Club / Team
Invasport: Kirovohrad, UKR
Name of coach
Borys Babar, Volodymyr Storozhok
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, music, collecting candles and miniature cars. (Vancouver, 12 Feb 2010; kirovograd.rks.kr.ua, 20 Mar 2008)
Awards and honours
In 1998 he represented Russia at the Paralympic Games in Nagano and was decorated with the Order of Friendship. (paralympic.org.ua, 08 Mar 2010))

In Ukraine he was decorated with two Orders of Merit. (paralympic.org.ua, 08 Mar 2010)
Impairment
He was born with a visual impairment and eventually lost his sight in 1985. (content.mail.ru, 02 Apr 2006; gazeta.ua, 31 Oct 2007)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
2 1998 7.5km Individual B1 37:17.1
5 2002 7.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 23:01.7
8 2006 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 29:27.9
4 2006 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 45:32.1
6 2010 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 45:50.9
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
5 1998 5km Classic Style B1 18:42.2
3 1998 15km Freestyle B1 35:51.5
10 1998 20km Classic Style B1-3 1:12:08.5
1 1998 4 x 5km Relay - Standing/Visually Impaired 1:20:58.7
2 2002 5km Classic Style B1 15:06.3
2 2002 10km Freestyle B1 28:39.6
6 2002 20km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 1:08:50.5
5 2002 1 x 2.5 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 48:34.5
20 2006 5km - Visually Impaired  DNS
5 2006 10km - Visually Impaired 31:39.5
1 2006 20km - Visually Impaired 1:05:26.3
3 2006 1 x 3.75 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 40:06.9
7 2010 20km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 1:02:25.7
5 2010 10km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 33:14.9
17 2010 1km Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired  
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
7 2002/2003 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 56:59.8
9 2002/2003 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 32:21.9
4 2004/2005 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 28:06.1
5 2004/2005 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 47:31.4
7 2008/2009 3.6km Pursuit - Visually Impaired  
7 2008/2009 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 49:22.6
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
11 2002/2003 5km - Visually Impaired 15:25.3
9 2002/2003 10km - Visually Impaired 33:27.0
5 2002/2003 20km - Visually Impaired 1:05:38.6
10 2004/2005 10km - Visually Impaired 30:58.9
8 2004/2005 5km - Visually Impaired 14:36.9
  2004/2005 20km - Visually Impaired  DNS
3 2004/2005 1 x 3.75 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 40:46.2
5 2008/2009 20km Classic Style B1-3 56:06.0
7 2008/2009 10km Freestyle B1-3 27:14.8
10 2008/2009 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired