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RUMYANTSEVA Ekaterina
Sport Para athletics, Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC RPC   
GenderWomen
Age31
Place of BirthValdgeym, URS
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
LW5/7
Further Personal Information
Family
Son Alexei
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Economics, Information Technology - Sholem Aleichem Priamursky State University: Birobidzhan, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para biathlon and Para cross-country skiing in 2014 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"I saw Paralympic athletes compete in Sochi [the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games] and wished to join the team of coach Irina Gromova. She taught me how to ski. Before that, I didn't know what it was."
Club / Team
Vorobyovy Gory: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Gromova [national, personal], RUS, from 2014
Coach from which country?
Russia
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Cable, WI, USA
General Interest
Nicknames
Hurricane Katrina, Katya (riabir.ru, 30 Jan 2021)
Hobbies
Reading, embroidery, taking walks with family. (beijing2022.paralymp.ru, 18 Feb 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals and two silver medals at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 27 Dec 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You need to make your dreams come true. If you want to achieve anything, you should try until the end. If you are not successful, you have to achieve what you want through tears and pain." (sport-rb.ru, 24 Apr 2017)
Awards and honours
In October 2018 she and Russian Para alpine skier Aleksei Bugaev received the International Giuseppe Sciacca Award in Rome, Italy. The honour is presented to individuals who have distinguished themselves as commendable role models for society and set an example for future generations. (paralymp.ru, 17 Oct 2018)

She received the 2018 Silver Doe award as Para athlete of the year from the Federation of Sports Journalists of Russia. (olympic.ru, 27 Feb 2019)

In recognition of her performance at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, she received the Order of Honour in the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 20 Mar 2018)

In 2018 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 13 Mar 2018)
Other sports
She competed in both biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. She has also competed in Para athletics and played futsal for a university team. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Feb 2022; sport-rb.ru, 24 Apr 2017; gazetaeao.ru, 19 Oct 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games for a second time. (Athlete, 27 Dec 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 6km Sprint - Standing 19:26.0
1 2018 10km Middle - Standing 38:49.6
2 2018 12.5km Individual - Standing 42:03.4
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 15km Freestyle - Standing 56:23.6
Semifinal 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Standing 5:58.6
2 2018 7.5km Classic Style - Standing 27:47.3
11 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 28:18.4
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
9 2014/2015 6km Sprint - Standing 20:50.1
4 2014/2015 10km Middle - Standing 35:58.9
9 2014/2015 12.5km Individual - Standing 53:45.5
8 2021/2022 6km Sprint - Standing 23:38.5
7 2021/2022 10km Middle - Standing 41:52.5
7 2021/2022 12.5km Individual - Standing 55:48.6
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014/2015 15km - Standing 47:24.5
4 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Standing  
5 2014/2015 5km - Standing 17:11.1
7 2021/2022 10km Classic Style - Standing 44:56.9
8 2021/2022 15km Freestyle - Standing 45:02.5