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KOCHEROVA Natalia
Sport Para athletics, Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC RPC   
GenderWomen
Age32
Place of BirthYegorovka, URS
Height1.76 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para biathlon in 2012 in Omsk, Russian Federation. She began Para athletics in 2013 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Avangard Centre of Olympic Preparation: Omsk, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Gromova [national, personal, Nordic skiing], RUS, from 2014
General Interest
Nicknames
Natasha (omsk.kp.ru, 09 Mar 2014)
Hobbies
Reading books. (beijing2022.paralymp.ru, 18 Feb 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning five gold medals in Para athletics at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy, and finishing fourth in the 12.5km sitting biathlon race at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 05 Jan 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You are your own worst enemy." (Athlete, 11 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 26 Apr 2021; Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Other sports
She competes in Para biathlon and Para cross-country skiing, for which she holds an LW12 classification, and participated in both as a Neutral Paralympic Athlete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. She has also represented the Russian Federation in Para athletics, winning five gold medals in T54 events at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Feb 2022; IPC, 18 Feb 2022, Athlete, 05 Jan 2021)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 19 Oct 2021)
Impairment
Her amputation is the result of an accident. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
8 2015 200m T54 31.67
9 2015 100m T54 17.67
9 2015 1500m T54 3:48.67
4 2015 800m T54 1:53.31
Heats 2015 400m T54 1:00.93
10 2015 5000m T54 12:55.77
2 2015 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:58.47
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 6km Sprint - Sitting 22:41.1
6 2018 10km Middle - Sitting 47:07.5
4 2018 12.5km Individual - Sitting 50:53.1
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
9 2014 12km - Sitting 42:24.6
5 2014 1km Sprint - Sitting 2:49.0
5 2018 Sprint - Sitting 4:17.1
8 2018 5km - Sitting 18:29.0
11 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 28:18.4
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014/2015 6km Sprint - Sitting 22:55.9
5 2014/2015 10km Middle - Sitting 39:20.8
3 2014/2015 12.5km Individual - Sitting 45:53.0
3 2021/2022 6km Sprint - Sitting 22:53.7
2 2021/2022 10km Middle - Sitting 39:09.6
2 2021/2022 12.5km Individual - Sitting 53:16.8
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014/2015 12km - Sitting 42:21.6
5 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Sitting  
1 2014/2015 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 29:47.5
7 2014/2015 5km - Sitting 16:52.6
11 2021/2022 7.5km - Sitting 31:40.7
3 2021/2022 Sprint - Sitting  
2 2021/2022 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 29:11.2
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 200m T54 31.47
1 2016 5000m T54 11:58.04
1 2016 400m T54 55.83
1 2016 800m T54 1:53.07
2 2016 100m T54 18.61
1 2016 1500m T54 3:32.28