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KUPCHINSKIY Valery
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age63
Place of BirthKlintsy, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
B1, B1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
At the age of 17 he took up athletics, and in 1985 started skiing and got involved in biathlon.
General Interest
Awards and honours
He has been decorated with the Order of Friendship and Order of Honour in Russia. (vashedelo.net, 21 Apr 2010)
Impairment
He lost his eyesight at age 12 after an illness. (vashedelo.net, 21 Apr 2010)
Other information
THREE-TIME FLAG BEARER
He was a flag bearer for Russia at the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, as well as in Turin in 2006 and Vancouver in 2010. (allsportinfo.ru, 11 Mar 2010, this-interestin.ucoz.ru, 13 Mar 2010)


Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
6 1998 7.5km Individual B1 41:12.4
22 2002 7.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 22:38.1
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
1 1992 10km B1 34:36.5
1 1992 30km B1 1:36:44.9
1 1992 3 x 5km Relay B1-3 47:27.8
2 1994 10km Freestyle B1 30:08.9
2 1994 20km Classic Style B1 1:02:19.3
3 1994 4 x 5km Relay - Standing/Visually Impaired 52:34.1
1 1998 5km Classic Style B1 17:31.4
1 1998 15km Freestyle B1 33:16.5
1 1998 20km Classic Style B1-3 1:05:13.0
1 1998 4 x 5km Relay - Standing/Visually Impaired 1:20:58.7
3 2002 5km Classic Style B1 15:09.2
1 2002 10km Freestyle B1 27:50.1
1 2002 20km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 1:05:13.5
8 2006 5km - Visually Impaired 14:46.5
3 2006 10km - Visually Impaired 31:13.8
4 2006 20km - Visually Impaired 1:07:02.1
10 2010 20km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 1:07:08.0
10 2010 10km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 35:37.4
13 2010 1km Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired  
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
  2002/2003 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired  DSQ
  2004/2005 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired  DSQ
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
6 2002/2003 5km - Visually Impaired 14:33.4
3 2002/2003 10km - Visually Impaired 31:22.2
3 2002/2003 1 x 3.5 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 48:13.7 
3 2002/2003 20km - Visually Impaired 1:04:36.4
5 2004/2005 10km - Visually Impaired 27:58.7
5 2004/2005 5km - Visually Impaired 14:14.9
3 2004/2005 20km - Visually Impaired 54:30.7
7 2008/2009 20km Classic Style B1-3 57:30.2
8 2008/2009 10km Freestyle B1-3 27:31.0
5 2008/2009 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired