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ZOTOVA Veronika
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age25
Place of BirthZheleznogorsk, RUS
Height1.69 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Zheleznogorsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Teaching - Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training at age 12 in Zheleznogorsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her physical education teacher at school gave her the opportunity to try the sport and she liked it.
Club / Team
Krasnoyarsk Republican Centre of Adaptive Sports: Russia
Name of coach
Viktor Sokolov [personal], RUS, from 2007
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Stadskanaal, NED
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to audio books, playing the guitar. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T12 400m at the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales, and claiming gold in the T11-T13 4x100m relay at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her coach. (Athlete, 26 Dec 2015)
Hero / Idol
Russian Para athlete Anna Kulinich-Sorokina. (Athlete, 26 Dec 2015)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 25 Mar 2020)

In 2015 and 2019 she was named among the Best Athletes of the Year in Zheleznogorsk, Russian Federation. (admk26.ru, 30 Dec 2015, 26 Dec 2019)

She carried the Paralympic torch in Zheleznogorsk as the relay made its way through the Russian Federation ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (sport-26.ru, 18 Nov 2013)

She has received a Centenary of Sport medal for her contribution to sport in the region of Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation. (admk26.ru, 14 Aug 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with a vision impairment in 1996. Her condition is due to a birth trauma. (ksb-csr.ru, 10 Jan 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2019 400m T13 1:01.87
4 2019 1500m T13 4:46.17
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2014 200m T12 28.44
3 2014 400m T12 1:02.36
4 2016 200m T12 27.31
2 2016 100m T12 13.59
1 2016 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 49.49