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BRATIUK Natalia
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Neutral Paralympic Athletes   
GenderWomen
Age21
Place of BirthNovodvinsk, RUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
LW8
Further Personal Information
Residence
Novodvinsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health: St. Petersburg, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2008 in Novodvinsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Coach Sergey Kodlozerov spoke to her at school and encouraged her to start training.
Club / Team
Pomorye Centre of Sports Preparation: Arkhangelsk, RUS
Name of coach
Vyacheslav Alekseyenkov [personal], RUS; Irina Gromova [national], RUS
General Interest
Nicknames
Natasha (pomorie.ru, 21 Mar 2014)
Hobbies
Reading books, listening to music, taking walks with friends. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two bronze medals at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
For her achievements at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, she was awarded the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [first grade] by the president of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (dvinanews.ru, 08 Nov 2017)
Other sports
She has competed in both Para cross country and Para biathlon internationally. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2017)
Impairment
She was born with an impairment to her left hand. (arh.aif.ru, 19 Mar 2014)
Other information
YOUNG PARALYMPIAN
She was the youngest member of the Russian team in any sport at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (itar-tass.com, 29 Jan 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
9 2014 6km Sprint - Standing 22:03.7
3 2014 10km Middle - Standing 31:55.0
3 2014 12.5km Individual - Standing 42:17.0
11 2018 6km Sprint - Standing 20:50.6
6 2018 10km Middle - Standing 41:37.4
6 2018 12.5km Individual - Standing 42:50.7
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 1km Sprint Freestyle - Standing 4:48.7
7 2014 5km Freestyle - Standing 15:00.6
Semifinal 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Standing 6:21.6
14 2018 7.5km Classic Style - Standing 28:59.7
11 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 28:18.4
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
9 2012/2013 6km Sprint - Standing 22:31.1
10 2012/2013 10km Middle - Standing 38:28.6
5 2012/2013 12.5km Individual - Standing 46:22.2
7 2014/2015 6km Sprint - Standing 20:36.3
6 2014/2015 10km Middle - Standing 36:34.6
4 2014/2015 12.5km Individual - Standing 42:58.1
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
11 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Standing  
8 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Standing  
9 2014/2015 5km - Standing 18:38.5