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SERGIENKO Olga
Sport Para athletics, Para powerlifting
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age49
Place of BirthZanatas, URS
Height1.71 m
Weight 71 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57
Further Personal Information
Family
Son Alexander
Residence
Yugorsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Economist
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Economics - Ural State Professional Pedagogical University: Yekaterinburg, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2007 at age 35 in her home town of Yugorsk, Russia.
Why this sport?
After doing para-powerlifting for almost 10 years, she switched to para-athletics.
Club / Team
Yugra Centre of Adaptive Sport: Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS
Name of coach
Eduard Isakov
Coach from which country?
Russia
Coach from what year?
1998
Training Regime
She trains twice a day, five days a week.
Senior International Debut
Year
1999
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Budapest, HUN
General Interest
Hobbies
Driving, reading. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Most influential person in career
Her coach. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Hero / Idol
Czech javelin thrower Jan Zelezny. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She always wears a cross. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Forward and only forward." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2011)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Russia. (csi-ugra.ru, 24 Jun 2014)
Other sports
She competed in powerlifting at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. In 2012, she began to play sitting volleyball. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2011; ugra-tv.ru, 28 Nov 2012)
Ambitions
To win gold at a Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 04 Feb 2011)
Impairment
Her right leg was amputated following a road accident when she was 24. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012; ugra.aif.ru, 18 Feb 2014)
Other information
MOTOR RALLY
In 2013 she took part in a regional motor rally called 'Yugra Accessible to Everyone', where she made a round trip from Khanty-Mansiysk to Surgut with the other 11 drivers who each had impairments. (ugra-tv.ru, 14 Oct 2013)

SITTING VOLLEYBALL
After the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, she founded a sitting volleyball team in her home city Yugorsk, Russia and was named best player at the 2012 Russian Championships held in the Tula region of Russia. (ugra-tv.ru, 28 Nov 2012, 04 Dec 2012)

SECOND COACH
She refers to her son Alexander as her 'second coach' because he is so supportive of her. (neinvalid.ru, 08 Jul 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
11 2008 Shot Put F57-58 8.46
4 2008 Javelin Throw F57/58 20.55
6 2012 Javelin Throw F57/58 19.96
12 2012 Shot Put F57-58 7.87
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
9 2006 Shot Put F55-57 7.34
7 2006 Discus Throw F57 15.62
12 2011 Shot Put F57-58 7.74
4 2011 Javelin Throw F57/58 19.53
Paralympic Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
7 2000 75kg 75.0
4 2004 67.5kg 90.0
World Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
5 2002 75kg 87.5
6 2006 67.5kg 90.0