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BATENKOVA Yuliya
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Age35
Place of BirthSimferopol, URS
Height1.67 m
Weight 50 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW6
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Nikolay Bauman, daughter Zlata
Other names
Yuliya Batenkova
Residence
Kiev, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Law - Open International University of Human Development Ukraine: Lutsk, UKR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up skiing in 2003 in Kovel, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She went to a gym where she met coach Valery Druzhinovich. He told her about Paralympic sports and suggested she try athletics. Several years later she took up skiing.
Name of coach
Vasyl Mukshyn, UKR; Valery Kazakov, UKR
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Fort Kent, ME, USA
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Coach Valery Kazakov. (Athlete, 15 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 15 Mar 2014)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She believes if she buys a new hat before a competition it will bring her luck. (livestory.com.ua, 19 May 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never let yourself go limp - don't get lazy, don't put up with weakness. No self-pity and no frustration." (livestory.com.ua, 19 May 2010)
Awards and honours
For her performances at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Paralympic Winter Games she was decorated with the Orders of Princess Olga [third, second and first grades respectively], an award for Ukrainian women in recognition of achievements in state, scientific, educational, cultural and other social areas. (president.gov.ua, 03 Apr 2006, 25 Mar 2010, 23 Aug 2014)

In 2006 she was named Best Athlete of the Volyn region of Ukraine. (fakty.ua, 14 Apr 2006)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 23 May 2017)
Other sports
She competed in cross-country skiing and biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2006, 2010 and 2014. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2014)
Impairment
She lost her right arm in a car accident at age seven. Her mother and younger brother were killed in the same accident. (Athlete, 15 Mar 2014; livestory.com.ua, 19 May 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
9 2006 7.5km Sprint - Standing 31:07.1
2 2006 12.5km Individual - Standing 48:47.4
4 2010 3km Pursuit - Standing 11:24.9
3 2010 12.5km Individual - Standing 46:13.4
3 2014 6km Sprint - Standing 20:05.9
5 2014 10km Middle - Standing 33:23.9
6 2014 12.5km Individual - Standing 42:11.1
4 2018 6km Sprint - Standing 18:53.7
  2018 10km Middle - Standing  DNF
11 2018 12.5km Individual - Standing 45:35.1
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
3 2006 5km - Standing 16:25.0
2 2006 10km - Standing 37:55.7
3 2006 15km - Standing 1:00:48.3
3 2006 3 x 2.5km Relay Open 24:54.5
2 2010 15km Freestyle - Standing 51:27.0
2 2010 5km Classic Style - Standing 17:39.0
2 2010 3 x 2.5km Relay Open 20:42.7
5 2010 1km Sprint Classic Style - Standing  
2 2014 15km Classic Style - Standing 55:25.7
2 2014 1km Sprint Freestyle - Standing 4:31.4
4 2014 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 28:09.1
2 2014 5km Freestyle - Standing 14:18.8 
4 2018 15km Freestyle - Standing 54:01.6
Semifinal 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Standing 5:47.0
10 2018 7.5km Classic Style - Standing 27:08.9
1 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 24:31.9
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
1 2004/2005 7.5km Sprint - Standing 32:35.3
2 2004/2005 12.5km Individual - Standing 49:02.0
  2008/2009 3.6km Pursuit - Standing  DSQ
4 2008/2009 12.5km Individual - Standing 51:42.6
5 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Standing 29:36.7
4 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Standing 52:12.2
1 2012/2013 6km Sprint - Standing 19:41.9
5 2012/2013 10km Middle - Standing 35:15.7
7 2012/2013 12.5km Individual - Standing 44:39.1
5 2016/2017 10km Middle - Standing 35:53.0
7 2016/2017 12.5km Individual - Standing 45:58.5
6 2016/2017 6km Sprint - Standing 20:41.3
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
4 2004/2005 10km - Standing 35:48.2
4 2004/2005 5km - Standing 18:49.2
2 2004/2005 15km - Standing 51:28.0
2 2004/2005 3 x 2.5km Relay Open 26:06.1
1 2008/2009 15km Classic Style LW2-9 48:49.9
2 2008/2009 3 x 2.5km Relay Open 24:11.8
2 2008/2009 5km Freestyle LW2-9 16:45.5
3 2008/2009 1km Sprint - LW2-9  
3 2010/2011 5km - Standing 16:07.5
2 2010/2011 15km - Standing 52:08.3
4 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Standing  
4 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Standing  
1 2012/2013 15km - Standing 46:23.1
2 2012/2013 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 29:01.8
2 2012/2013 5km - Standing 16:02.1
4 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Standing  
1 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 26:56.5
2 2016/2017 15km - Standing 53:38.1
3 2016/2017 5km - Standing 20:20.3