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RUCHKINA Aleksandra
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age23
Place of BirthKaliningrad, RUS
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kaliningrad, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2010 in Kaliningrad, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Kaliningrad Regional Adaptive Sports School: Russia
Name of coach
Alexander Grigoriev [personal], RUS, from 2014
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Nicknames
Sasha (strana39.ru, 19 Mar 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in long jump and triple jump at the 2019 INAS Open European Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. (Athlete, 23 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Alexander Grigoriev, her grandmother and her aunt. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Her coach. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2019; paralymp.ru, 18 Jul 2019)

In 2014 and 2018 she was named the Best Female Athlete in Adaptive Sports at the Amber Olymp Awards in Kaliningrad, Russian Federation. (strana39.ru, 20 Dec 2018; ambersport.ru, 20 Dec 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2015 Long Jump T20 4.81
2 2019 Long Jump T20 5.62