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SHYSHKOVA Oksana
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Age27
Place of BirthKharkov, URS
Height1.56 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B2
Guide
Vitalii Kazakov
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian, English
Higher education
Management - Kharkiv State Veterinary Academy: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing in 2008 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She has liked sports since childhood. She played football and was involved in athletics before her first coach, Mykola Vorchak, suggested she try skiing.
Club / Team
Invasport: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Valery Kazakov [cross-country skiing], UKR; Volodymyr Ivanov [biathlon], UKR; Vitalii Kazakov [cross-country skiing, biathlon], UKR
General Interest
Nicknames
Ksyusha (VK profile, 17 Dec 2018)
Hobbies
All sports. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Her performances at the 2017 World Championships in Finsterau, Germany, and the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2018)
Awards and honours
In December 2018 she was named an Honourable Citizen in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine. (oblrada.kharkov.ua, 06 Dec 2018)

In recognition of her performances at the 2014 and 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, she received the Orders of Princess Olga [third and second grades] in Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 29 Mar 2018, 23 Aug 2014)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2018)
Other sports
She has received the title of Master of Sport in Para athletics in Ukraine.She also competed in both biathlon and cross-country skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010, 2014 and 2018. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Dec 2018; Athlete, 17 Dec 2018)
Famous relatives
Her great grandfather Vyacheslav Shishkov was a well-known writer in the Russian Federation and the Soviet Union. (fakty.ua, 20 Mar 2018)
Impairment
At age 10 her vision started to deteriorate. (paralympic.org.ua, 08 Mar 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
5 2010 3km Pursuit - Visually Impaired 13:39.9
6 2010 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 50:43.6
3 2014 6km Individual - Visually Impaired 21:14.5
3 2014 10km Middle - Visually Impaired 35:44.3
3 2014 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 38:35.1
2 2018 6km Individual - Visually Impaired 19:38.2
1 2018 10km Middle - Visually Impaired 38:21.9
2 2018 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 39:55.0
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
7 2010 5km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 18:06.6
6 2010 1km Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired  
3 2014 1km Sprint Freestyle - Visually Impaired 4:24.6
4 2014 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 28:09.1
4 2014 5km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 14:00.3
2 2018 15km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 49:49.4
3 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired 4:45.6
7 2018 7.5km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 24:58.3
1 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 24:31.9
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
6 2008/2009 3.6km Pursuit - Visually Impaired  
4 2008/2009 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 55:20.0
2 2010/2011 3km Pursuit - Visually Impaired 11:35.5
5 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 28:13.9
2 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 52:25.1
  2012/2013 6km Individual - Visually Impaired  DNS
3 2012/2013 10km Middle - Visually Impaired 34:58.6
4 2012/2013 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 45:53.7
2 2014/2015 6km Individual - Visually Impaired 20:02.0
2 2014/2015 10km Middle - Visually Impaired 34:36.9
4 2014/2015 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 43:27.0
2 2016/2017 10km Middle - Visually Impaired 33:18.5
1 2016/2017 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 38:26.6
1 2016/2017 6km Individual - Visually Impaired 20:15.7
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
8 2008/2009 15km Classic Style B1-3 57:26.5
6 2008/2009 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
6 2010/2011 5km - Visually Impaired 16:14.8
2 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
2 2010/2011 3 x 2.5km Relay Open 20:40.3
5 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
  2012/2013 15km - Visually Impaired  DNF
  2014/2015 15km - Visually Impaired  DNF
2 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
3 2014/2015 5km - Visually Impaired 17:40.3
2 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
2 2016/2017 15km - Visually Impaired 57:11.9
1 2016/2017 5km - Visually Impaired 20:23.2