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SHAPTSIABOI Vasili
Sport Para athletics, Para biathlon, Para cross-country, Para-Cycling
NPC Belarus   
GenderMen
Age38
Height1.70 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2
Further Personal Information
Family
Two daughters
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in 1993 at a school for children with a visual impairment in Maladzyechna, Belarus.
Why this sport?
"I like competing in long distance events, in cycling or skiing."
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in Para cycling [tandem road race] at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (paralympic.org, 21 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He was chosen as Belarus' flag bearer for the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He won a bronze medal in athletics [T13 4x400m relay] at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, and a gold medal in road cycling at the 2004 Games in Athens. He has also claimed three medals in cross-country skiing [one silver, two bronze] and three medals in biathlon [three bronze] at the Paralympic Winter Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (paralympic.org, 21 Aug 2017)
Impairment
He was born with a visual impairment. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 2000 4 x 400m Relay T13 3:33.32
1st Round 2000 400m T12  DNF
Semifinal 2000 800m T12 2:03.77
Road World Championships - Para-Cycling
Rank Year Event Result
20 2011 Tandem B - Time Trial 42:00
10 2011 Tandem B - Road Race 2:28:14
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
9 2006 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 40:06.3
3 2010 3km Pursuit - Visually Impaired  
4 2010 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 37:32.7
3 2014 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 21:32.4
3 2014 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 32:38.2
6 2014 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 38:16.0
10 2018 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 23:14.8
6 2018 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 42:45.3
7 2018 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 46:17.6
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
5 2002 5km Classic Style B2 14:08.3
4 2002 10km Freestyle B2 25:11.9
7 2002 20km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 58:56.5
6 2006 5km - Visually Impaired 12:35.5
2 2006 10km - Visually Impaired 27:28.4
3 2006 20km - Visually Impaired 59:19.5
3 2010 20km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 53:26.6
4 2010 10km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 28:20.4
4 2010 1 x 4 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 41:20.1
9 2010 1km Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired  
  2014 20km Classic Style - Visually Impaired DNF
12 2014 1km Sprint Freestyle - Visually Impaired 4:17.20
5 2014 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 26:04.2
5 2014 10km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 25:23.3
5 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 25:51.2
Paralympic Games - Para-Cycling
Rank Year Event Result
1 2004 BVI - Road Race/Time Trial  
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
11 2004/2005 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 28:05.8
13 2008/2009 3.6km Pursuit - Visually Impaired  
  2008/2009 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired  DNS
3 2010/2011 3km Pursuit - Visually Impaired 10:28.9
2 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 22:07.3
6 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 39:48.0
3 2012/2013 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 22:37.1
4 2012/2013 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 39:06.9
5 2012/2013 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 40:17.5
6 2016/2017 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 35:50.9
1 2016/2017 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 40:47.3
2 2016/2017 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 20:15.4
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
7 2004/2005 10km - Visually Impaired 29:05.6
7 2004/2005 5km - Visually Impaired 14:29.0
7 2004/2005 20km - Visually Impaired 58:18.4
6 2008/2009 20km Classic Style B1-3 56:56.8
6 2008/2009 10km Freestyle B1-3 27:02.1
4 2008/2009 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
3 2010/2011 10km - Visually Impaired 25:48.5
  2010/2011 20km - Visually Impaired  DNF
5 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
4 2010/2011 1 x 4 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 45:56.8
4 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
4 2012/2013 20km - Visually Impaired 54:33.0
5 2012/2013 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 30:43.2
7 2012/2013 10km - Visually Impaired 30:04.5
6 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
5 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 25:51.7
8 2016/2017 10km - Visually Impaired 24:10.8