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VERTINSKAYA Irina
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age35
Place of BirthMoscow, URS
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
F37
Further Personal Information
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in December 2013 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She switched from arm wrestling to Para athletics.
Club / Team
Vorobyovy Gory: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Viktor Suprunov [personal], RUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Swansea, WAL
General Interest
Hobbies
Horse riding, photography, travel, music. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the F37 shot put at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 25 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Irina Gromova. (Athlete, 29 Sep 2015)
Hero / Idol
New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Success is a result of preparation, hard work and learning from your mistakes." (VK profile, 29 Sep 2015)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 30 Dec 2019)
Other sports
Before athletics, she competed in arm wrestling and won gold at the 2009 World Championship in Italy. (Athlete, 29 Sep 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015 Shot Put F37 12.10
9 2015 Discus Throw F38 26.95
3 2019 Shot Put F37 11.78
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Shot Put F37 10.49
2 2014 Javelin Throw F37 22.83
2 2014 Discus Throw F38 28.35
3 2016 Discus Throw F38 29.59
1 2016 Javelin Throw F37 26.28
2 2016 Shot Put F37 12.50