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LIASHCHUK Iurii
Sport Goalball, Para athletics
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
F12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Korolev, RUS
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Education: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 28 in Korolev, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"I chose athletics because I always liked throwing."
Club / Team
Our World Adaptive Sports School: Korolev, RUS
Name of coach
Mikhail Gorbachev [personal], RUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Fishing. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in javelin at the Russian championships from 2016 to 2019. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Mikhail Gorbachev. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 18 Jul 2019)
Other sports
He represented Ukraine in goalball at the 2014 World Championships in Espoo, Finland. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Oct 2019; korolev-tv.ru, 02 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Other information
NOC CHANGE
In 2016 he was granted Russian citizenship and began competing for the Russian Federation. (docs.cntd.ru, 22 Apr 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Goalball
Rank Year Event Result
16 2014 Team  
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
7 2019 Javelin Throw F13 49.63