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Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
Place of BirthChapayevsk, RUS
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Husband Nikita Prokhorov
Chapayevsk, RUS
English, Russian
Higher education
Psychology - Samara University: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 13 in Chapayevsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her parents were athletes so it was natural that she followed them into the sport. "I probably didn't choose athletics, it chose me."
Club / Team
Samara Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.6: Russia
Name of coach
Vladimir Spirin [personal], RUS, from 2006
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Nika (, 14 Feb 2013)
Shopping. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the F46 long jump at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 30 May 2016)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (, 19 Jun 2014)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She has a lucky teddy bear that she takes with her to every competition. (Athlete, 26 Mar 2020)
Awards and honours
In recognition of her performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, she was presented with the Order of Friendship by the president of the Russian Federation. (, 14 Feb 2013)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 30 Dec 2019)
Other sports
She has competed in able-bodied athletics at the Russian championships. (, 05 Oct 2012)
Famous relatives
Her father was a Master of Sport in athletics, and her mother also competed in the sport. Her husband Nikita Prokhorov has represented the Russian Federation in Para athletics and won bronze in the F46 shot put at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 03 Apr 2020)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2019)
She was born without her right forearm and began wearing a prosthesis at age three. (, 05 Oct 2012; Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Other information
Her father gave her the name 'Nikol' as he was a fan of the Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman. "My mother had no choice but to agree with him." (, 17 Jan 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008 100m T46 12.76
7 2008 200m T46 26.52
4 2012 200m T46 25.56 Q
1 2012 Long Jump F46 5.63
2 2012 100m T46 12.49
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2011 200m T46 25.94
1 2011 Long Jump F44/46 5.67
2 2011 100m T46 12.50
  2011 400m T46  DNF
1 2013 Long Jump T46 5.92
2 2013 100m T46 13.21
  2015 Long Jump T47  DNF
Heats 2015 100m T47  DNF
4 2019 Long Jump T47 5.32
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 100m T47 12.58
1 2014 Long Jump T47 5.50
2 2016 Long Jump T47 5.39
5 2016 100m T47 13.40