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GONCHAROVA Margarita
Sport Athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Born14 Mar 1991 in Volsk, URS
Height1.67 m
Weight 50 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Accident
Classification
T38, F38
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Ivan Goncharov
Other names
Margarita Koptilova
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
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, Russia.
Why this sport?
"I love to run."
Club / Team
Vorobyovy Gory: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Gromova
Coach from which country?
Russia
Coach from what year?
2007
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Netherlands
General Interest
Nicknames
Ratatuy, Rita (VK profile, 01 Aug 2014; Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Hobbies
Drawing. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Most influential person in career
Her coach. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Hero / Idol
Her husband Ivan Goncharov. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russia. (pravo.gov.ru, 12 Sep 2012)

She was awarded the Order for Merit 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)
Famous relatives
Her husband Ivan Goncharov competed for Russia in para-biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2010 and 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. (sochi2014.com, 16 Mar 2014)
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
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