2011 IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Championships

The 2011 IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Championships took place 2–11 April 2011[2] in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. IPC stands for International Paralympic Committee. This was the first time these championships were hosted in Russia,[3] and the first time the championships were hosted in the same city as the IBU Biathlon World Championships which was held in Khanty-Mansiysk from March 3 to March 13, 2011.

2011 IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Championships
Khanty-Mansiysk 2011 logo.png
Host cityKhanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Nations participating13
Athletes participating102[1]
Dates2 April - 10 April

Skiers competed in sitting, standing or visually impaired classification categories in various biathlon and cross-country skiing events.

The Opening ceremony was held on March 31,[4] and the Closing ceremony was scheduled to be held on April 10.[5]

Canadian Brian McKeever competed at the Championships without his brother Robin McKeever as his sighted guide, who recently had knee surgery.[6]

The Championships can be seen free at IPC's internet TV channel ParalympicSport.TV as video on demand.[7]

Schedule of eventsEdit

The provisional schedule of the event is below.[5][8][9] All times in UTC+3.

Day Date Time Sport Event Class
Saturday April 2 13:00 Biathlon Pursuit Standing (LW2-9)
Visual impairment (B1-3)
Sitting (LW10-12)
Sunday April 3 11:00 Cross-Country Skiing Middle Standing (LW2-9)
Visual impairment (B1-3)
Sitting (LW10-12)
Monday April 4 11:00 Cross-Country Skiing Long Standing (LW2-9)
Visual impairment (B1-3)
Tuesday April 5 11:00 Cross-Country Skiing Long Sitting (LW10-12)
Thursday April 7 11:00 Biathlon 7.5 km Standing (LW2-9)
Visual impairment (B1-3)
Sitting (LW10-12)
Friday April 8 16:00 Cross-Country Skiing Sprint Standing (LW2-9)
Visual impairment (B1-3)
Sitting (LW10-12)
Saturday April 9 13:00 Cross-Country Skiing Relay open
Sunday April 10 10:00 Biathlon 12.5 km Standing (LW2-9)
Visual impairment (B1-3)
10 km Sitting (LW10-12)

Medal winnersEdit

Calculated times

BiathlonEdit

MenEdit

Event Class Gold Silver Bronze
Pursuit
details
visually
impaired
Anatolii Kovalevskyi
Guide: Borys Babar
  Ukraine
9:25.1 Nikolay Polukhin
Guide: Andrey Tokarev
  Russia
9:40.0 Vasili Shaptsiaboi
Guide: Mikalai Shablouski
  Belarus
10:28.9
sitting Roman Petushkov
  Russia
9:59.0 Irek Zaripov
  Russia
10:08.0 Ivan Goncharov
  Russia
11:33.8
standing Grygorii Vovchynskyi
  Ukraine
10:21.0 Azat Karachurin
  Russia
10:25.1 Kirill Mikhaylov
  Russia
10:26.6
Individual
details
visually
impaired
Nikolay Polukhin
Guide: Andrey Tokarev
  Russia
38:22.1 Brian McKeever
Guide: Erik Carleton
  Canada
41:57.3 Anatolii Kovalevskyi
Guide: Borys Babar
  Ukraine
42:51.6
sitting Irek Zaripov
  Russia
34:51.7 Ivan Goncharov
  Russia
35:47.1 Sergiy Khyzhnyak
  Ukraine
37:19.0
standing Grygorii Vovchynskyi
  Ukraine
39:03.2 Nils-Erik Ulset
  Norway
39:08.6 Yannick Bourseaux
  France
39:13.3
7.5 km
details
visually
impaired
Nikolay Polukhin
Guide: Andrey Tokarev
  Russia
21:09.9 Vasili Shaptsiaboi
Guide: Mikalai Shablouski
  Belarus
21:40.8 Wilhelm Brem
Guide: Florian Grimm
  Germany
21:59.1
sitting Irek Zaripov
  Russia
19:37.0 Kamil Rosiek
  Poland
20:19.7 Roman Petushkov
  Russia
20:41.9
standing Kirill Mikhaylov
  Russia
20:41.5 Nils-Erik Ulset
  Norway
21:00.7 Oleg Balukhto
  Russia
21:18.1

WomenEdit

Event Class Gold Silver Bronze
Pursuit
details
visually
impaired
Mikhalina Lysova
Guide: Alexey Ivanov
  Russia
10:30.7 Oksana Shyshkova
Guide: Volodymyr Ivanov
  Ukraine
11:35.5 Elena Remizova
Guide: Natalia Yakimova
  Russia
11:52.1
sitting Maria Iovleva
  Russia
12:06.6 Olena Iurkovska
  Ukraine
12:18.6 Andrea Eskau
  Germany
13:44.4
standing Anna Burmistrova
  Russia
12:03.5 Katarzyna Rogowiec
  Poland
12:08.2 Oleksandra Kononova
  Ukraine
12:35.9
Individual
details
visually
impaired
Mikhalina Lysova
Guide: Alexey Ivanov
  Russia
50:21.3 Oksana Shyshkova
Guide: Volodymyr Ivanov
  Ukraine
52:22.2 Tatiana Ilyuchenko
Guide: Valery Koshkin
  Russia
53:10.1
sitting Andrea Eskau
  Germany
38:27.4 Olena Iurkovska
  Ukraine
39:11.1 Lyudmyla Pavlenko
  Ukraine
40:23.8
standing Oleksandra Kononova
  Ukraine
49:43.3 Katarzyna Rogowiec
  Poland
49:56.7 Maija Loytynoja
  Finland
50:06.4
7.5 km
details
visually
impaired
Elena Remizova
Guide: Natalia Yakimova
  Russia
26:35.0 Mikhalina Lysova
Guide: Alexey Ivanov
  Russia
27:20.3 Tatiana Ilyuchenko
Guide: Valery Koshkin
  Russia
27:25.1
sitting Olena Iurkovska
  Ukraine
23:02.3 Lyudmyla Pavlenko
  Ukraine
23:45.2 Andrea Eskau
  Germany
24:05.7
standing Oleksandra Kononova
  Ukraine
24:43.7 Katarzyna Rogowiec
  Poland
25:35.6 Maija Loytynoja
  Finland
26:34.7

Cross-country skiingEdit

MenEdit

Event Class Gold Silver Bronze
Sprint
details
visually
impaired
Brian McKeever
Guide: Erik Carleton
  Canada
3:13.8 Nikolay Polukhin
Guide: Andrey Tokarev
  Russia
3:18.2 Alexei Toropov
Guide: Sergey Maksimov
  Russia
3:21.8
sitting Trygve Steinar Larsen
  Norway
2:15.5 Chris Klebl
  Canada
2:22.3 Irek Zaripov
  Russia
2:29.1
standing Kirill Mikhaylov
  Russia
3:10.7 Vegard Dahle
  Norway
3:15.0 Vladimir Kononov
  Russia
3:16.1
Middle distance
details
visually
impaired
Brian McKeever
Guide: Erik Carleton
  Canada
24:28.5 Nikolay Polukhin
Guide: Andrey Tokarev
  Russia
25:14.3 Vasili Shaptsiaboi
Guide: Mikalai Shablouski
  Belarus
25:48.5
sitting Irek Zaripov
  Russia
24:31.0 Enzo Masiello
  Italy
24:42.9 Trygve Steinar Larsen
  Norway
24:50.9
standing Vladimir Kononov
  Russia
25:05.6 Kirill Mikhaylov
  Russia
25:33.9 Azat Karachurin
  Russia
25:41.9
Long distance
details
visually
impaired
Brian McKeever
Guide: Erik Carleton
  Canada
53:26.7 Nikolay Polukhin
Guide: Andrey Tokarev
  Russia
54:10.0 Alexei Toropov
Guide: Sergey Maksimov
  Russia
58:42.2
sitting Chris Klebl
  Canada
35:34.6 Irek Zaripov
  Russia
35:43.6 Enzo Masiello
  Italy
36:15.7
standing Kirill Mikhaylov
  Russia
53:53.0 Vegard Dahle
  Norway
56:01.2 Ilkka Tuomisto
  Finland
57:22.5
Relay
details
open   Russia
Sergey Shilov,
Kirill Mikhaylov,
Nikolay Polukhin,
Guide: Andrey Tokarev
42:11.7   Norway
Trygve Steinar Larsen,
Vegard Dahle,
Nils-Erik Ulset
42:21.9   Ukraine
Iurii Kostiuk,
Grygorii Vovchynskyi,
Vitaliy Lukyanenko,
Guide: Dmytro Khurtyk
44:29.4

WomenEdit

Event Class Gold Silver Bronze
Sprint
details
visually
impaired
Mikhalina Lysova
Guide: Alexey Ivanov
  Russia
3:25.5 Oksana Shyshkova
Guide: Volodymyr Ivanov
  Ukraine
3:30.2 Tatiana Ilyuchenko
Guide: Valery Koshkin
  Russia
3:35.3
sitting Andrea Eskau
  Germany
2:39.1 Maria Iovleva
  Russia
2:40.6 Mariann Marthinsen
  Norway
2:45.4
standing Oleksandra Kononova
  Ukraine
4:05.6 Katarzyna Rogowiec
  Poland
4:09.8 Maija Loytynoja
  Finland
4:09.9
Middle distance
details
visually
impaired
Elena Remizova
Guide: Natalia Yakimova
  Russia
14:31.5 Mikhalina Lysova
Guide: Alexey Ivanov
  Russia
15:01.9 Tatiana Ilyuchenko
Guide: Valery Koshkin
  Russia
15:25.2
sitting Liudmila Vauchok
  Belarus
13:48.0 Francesca Porcellato
  Italy
13:57.3 Mariann Marthinsen
  Norway
14:05.0
standing Katarzyna Rogowiec
  Poland
14:54.3 Oleksandra Kononova
  Ukraine
14:56.2 Iuliia Batenkova
  Ukraine
16:07.5
Long distance
details
visually
impaired
Elena Remizova
Guide: Natalia Yakomova
  Russia
47:44.1 Mikhalina Lysova
Guide: Alexey Ivanov
  Russia
48:30.7 Tatiana Ilyuchenko
Guide: Valery Koshkin
  Russia
50:44.1
sitting Colette Bourgonje
  Canada
26:56.0 Liudmila Vauchok
  Belarus
27:05.7 Andrea Eskau
  Germany
27:49.6
standing Oleksandra Kononova
  Ukraine
50:43.1 Iuliia Batenkova
  Ukraine
52:08.3 Katarzyna Rogowiec
  Poland
52:30.0
Relay
details
open   Russia
Maria Iovleva,
Mikhalina Lysova,
Guide: Alexey Ivanov,
Elena Remizova,
Guide: Natalia Yakimova
19:48.4   Ukraine
Olena Iurkovska,
Oksana Shyshkova,
Guide: Volodymyr Ivanov,
Oleksandra Kononova
20:40.3

ClassificationEdit

Standing
  • LW2 - standing: single leg amputation above the knee
  • LW3 - standing: double leg amputation below the knee, mild cerebral palsy, or equivalent impairment
  • LW4 - standing: single leg amputation below the knee
  • LW5/7 - standing: double arm amputation
  • LW6/8 - standing: single arm amputation
  • LW9 - standing: amputation or equivalent impairment of one arm and one leg
Sitting
  • LW 10 - sitting: paraplegia with no or some upper abdominal function and no functional sitting balance
  • LW 11 - sitting: paraplegia with fair functional sitting balance
  • LW 12 - sitting: double leg amputation above the knees, or paraplegia with some leg function and good sitting balance
Visual impairment
  • B1 - visually impaired: no functional vision
  • B2 - visually impaired: up to ca 3-5% functional vision
  • B3 - visually impaired: under 10% functional vision

Skiers with a visual impairment compete with a sighted guide. The skier with the visual impairment and the guide are considered a team, and dual medals are awarded.[10]

Calculated timeEdit

A percentage system is used to calculate the final time of each skier. Each skiers finishing time, is multiplied with a percentage factor, to determine a final, calculated time.

Within each category (sitting, standing, visual impairment) there are skiers with various classifications (for example B1, B2 and B3 in the visual impairment category). There are different percentage factors for each classification.[11][12]

[13]

Class Percentage (factor)
Classic Free technique
Visual impairment
B1 87% 85%
B2 98% 98%
B3 100% 100%
Standing
LW2 91-93%* 86 – 91%*
LW3 87-94%* 80 – 96%*
LW4 96% 96%
LW5/7 79% 87%
LW6 91% 96%
LW8 92% 97%
LW9 85 – 95%* 82 – 96%*
Sitting
LW10 86%
LW10,5 91%
LW11 94%
LW11,5 98%
LW12 100%

Participating nationsEdit

13 countries competed.[14]

Medal tableEdit

Medal winners by nation.[15]

  *   Host nation (Russia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)*20131548
2  Ukraine (UKR)89623
3  Canada (CAN)5207
4  Germany (GER)2046
5  Norway (NOR)1539
6  Poland (POL)1517
7  Belarus (BLR)1225
8  Italy (ITA)0213
9  Finland (FIN)0044
10  France (FRA)0011
Totals (10 entries)383837113

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yugoria insure biennial IPC world championships, sportspromedia.com, March 29, 2011
  2. ^ Invitation Archived 2012-03-17 at the Wayback Machine, Official website of the 2011 IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Championships - accessed January 29, 2011.
  3. ^ The IPC Archived 2011-01-26 at the Wayback Machine, Official site of the IPC Biathlon & Cross Country Skiing World Cup 2009 - accessed January 29, 2011
  4. ^ Memorable Opening Ceremony for the 2011 IPC BT and CC World Championships, International Paralympic Committee (IPC), April 1, 2010
  5. ^ a b Архив рубрики «Программа соревнований» (Russian), Official site of the 2011 IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Championships - accessed January 29, 2011
  6. ^ Missed moment still disappoints, The Vancouver Sun, March 15, 2011
  7. ^ Snow Conditions a Challenge for Skiers in Khanty Mansiysk, International Paralympic Committee (IPC), April 5, 2011
  8. ^ IPC Biathlon and Cross Country Skiing Calendar 2010/2011 Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine, IPC Nordic Skiing
  9. ^ Чемпионат мира по биатлону и лыжным гонкам среди инвалидов и лиц с ограниченными возможностями здоровья. 29.03-11.04. 2011. Ханты-Мансийск. Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine (Russian), rezeptsport.ru. Accessed: March 22, 2011
  10. ^ Visually impaired skiers put fate in guide's hands, thestar.com, March 13, 2010
  11. ^ IPC Nordic Skiing Percentages - Seasons 2008-2010 Archived 2012-03-17 at the Wayback Machine, IPC Nordic Skiing
  12. ^ Winter Sport Classification Archived 2013-07-09 at the Wayback Machine, Canadian Paralympic Committee
  13. ^ Classification, IPC Nordic Skiing
  14. ^ List of participating countries, Khanty-Mansiysk 2011 official site, March 28, 2011
  15. ^ Medal Standings (as of 10 April 2011) Archived 12 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine, IPC Nordic Skiing

External linksEdit