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GORLOVA Elena
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age39
Place of BirthTashkent, URS
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Smolensk, RUS
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Teaching - Uzbek State Institute of Physical Education: Tashkent, UZB
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2011 at age 30 in Smolensk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
It was only possible to take up Para athletics for people with an impairment at the time when she began training in Smolensk, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Youth of Moscow: Russia
Name of coach
Vladimir Golovinsky [personal], RUS, from 2011; Svetlana Golovinskaya [personal], RUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Diamond embroidery. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the F51 club throw at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 26 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her coach. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Rock climbing coach Svetlana Zolotaryova. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport has been my life since childhood. I do not like to be last, and second place is last for me." (admin-smolensk.ru, 03 Oct 2017)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 26 Mar 2020; minsport.gov.ru, 30 Dec 2019)
Other sports
She has competed in rock climbing and received the title of Master of Sport in Uzbekistan. (smolgazeta.ru, 21 Oct 2014)
Ambitions
To set a world record, and to compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2019; smolnarod.ru, 10 Feb 2019)
Impairment
In 2008 she dived into the shallow part of a swimming pool and broke the sixth vertebra of her spinal cord. (smolgazeta.ru, 21 Oct 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2019 Club Throw F51 20.34
4 2019 Discus Throw F53 13.15