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GONCHAROVA Margarita
Sport Athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age25
Place of BirthVolsk, URS
Height1.65 m
Weight 53 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T38, F38
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Ivan Goncharov
Other names
Margarita Koptilova
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Moscow State Academy of Physical Education: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 13 in Volsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"I love to run."
Club / Team
Rezept Sport: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Alexandra Antonova, RUS, from 2012
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Netherlands
General Interest
Nicknames
Ratatule4ka, Margo, Rita (Athlete, 28 May 2016)
Hobbies
Painting. (Athlete, 28 May 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning multiple medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 28 May 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her first coach. (Athlete, 28 May 2016)
Hero / Idol
Her husband Ivan Goncharov, Russian sprinter Alexandra Antonova, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbaeva. (Athlete, 28 May 2016)
Awards and honours
She was awarded the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] and the Order of Friendship in recognition of her performances at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games. (pravo.gov.ru, 12 Sep 2012; kremlin.ru, 30 Sep 2009)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 28 May 2016)
Famous relatives
Her husband Ivan Goncharov competed for Russia in para-biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2010 and 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, and in para-athletics at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (sochi2014.com, 16 Mar 2014; paralympic.org, 28 Oct 2015)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy due to a medical error. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2008 100m T38 13.97
3 2008 200m T38 28.62
1 2012 Long Jump F37/38 4.84
1 2012 100m T38 13.45
1 2012 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 54.86
2 2012 200m T38 27.82
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2006 100m T38 14.75
3 2006 200m T38 29.85
1 2011 200m T38 28.59
2 2011 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 55.70
2 2011 100m T38 13.54
3 2013 200m T38 27.76
4 2013 100m T38 13.67
1 2013 Long Jump T37/38 4.94
3 2015 100m T38 13.01
1 2015 400m T38 1:02.18
1 2015 Long Jump T38 5.09
1 2015 200m T38 26.61
2 2015 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 53.18
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 Long Jump T38 4.86
1 2014 100m T38 13.44
1 2014 400m T38 1:03.40
1 2014 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 53.53
1 2016 200m T38 26.46
2 2016 400m T38 1:02.12
1 2016 Long Jump T38 5.11
2 2016 100m T38 13.07
2 2016 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 53.17