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VOVCHYNSKYI Grygorii
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthBilousivka, URS
Height1.79 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW8
Further Personal Information
Marital status
* unknown *
Family
Daughter Adriana
Residence
Brovary, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Physical Education - Cherkasy National University: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007 in Bilousivka, Ukraine.
Club / Team
Invasport: Ukraine
Name of coach
Dmytro Artyomin [biathlon], UKR; Andriy Nesterenko [cross-country], UKR; Vasyl Mukshyn, UKR
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Norway
General Interest
Hobbies
Tennis. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 15km individual - standing event at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You are the only one that your success or defeat depends on." (invasport.org.ua, 17 Oct 2013)
Awards and honours
In recognition of his performances at the 2010, 2014 and 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, he was decorated with the Orders for Merits [third, second and first grades] of Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 29 Mar 2018, 23 Aug 2014, 25 Mar 2010)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 31 May 2018; Athlete, 17 Dec 2017)
Other sports
He competed in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010, 2014 and 2018. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Dec 2018)
Impairment
He was born with one arm shorter than the other. (other.sport.ua, 23 Mar 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
3 2010 3km Pursuit - Standing  
2 2010 12.5km Individual - Standing 39:39.9
8 2014 7.5km Sprint - Standing 20:14.8
7 2014 12.5km Middle - Standing 32:24.6
1 2014 15km Individual - Standing 38:51.0
4 2018 7.5km Sprint - Standing 19:47.7
4 2018 15km Individual - Standing 45:37.3
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
15 2010 20km Freestyle - Standing 1:01:41.6
3 2010 10km Classic Style - Standing 29:24.9
2 2010 1 x 4 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 39:16.7
6 2010 1km Sprint Classic Style - Standing  
9 2014 1km Sprint Freestyle - Standing 4:12.7
16 2014 10km Freestyle - Standing 26:50.4
6 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Standing 4:34.5
2 2018 10km Classic Style - Standing 26:39.5
5 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 24:12.9
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008/2009 3.6km Pursuit - Standing  
4 2008/2009 12.5km Individual - Standing 44:01.2
1 2010/2011 3km Pursuit - Standing 10:21.0
10 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Standing 23:30.2
1 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Standing 39:13.8
2 2012/2013 7.5km Sprint - Standing 22:11.0
2 2012/2013 12.5km Middle - Standing 38:47.3
6 2012/2013 15km Individual - Standing 40:40.9
7 2014/2015 12.5km Middle - Standing 35:26.1
7 2014/2015 15km Individual - Standing 42:33.9
3 2016/2017 12.5km Middle - Standing 31:22.8
5 2016/2017 15km Individual - Standing 42:37.6
4 2016/2017 7.5km Sprint - Standing 19:10.5
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008/2009 20km Classic Style LW2-9 57:32.2
3 2008/2009 1 x 4 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 46:37.6
13 2008/2009 10km Freestyle LW2-9 30:06.5
13 2008/2009 1km Sprint - LW2-9  
11 2010/2011 10km - Standing 27:20.8
7 2010/2011 20km - Standing 1:00:21.2
6 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Standing  
3 2010/2011 1 x 4 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 44:29.4
18 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Standing  
6 2014/2015 10km - Standing 26:50.2
3 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Standing  
4 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 25:16.2
4 2016/2017 20km - Standing 59:30.2
5 2016/2017 10km - Standing 23:12.4