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Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age26
Place of BirthBiysk, RUS
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
F12
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Nikolay
Other names
Sofia Romashevskaya
Residence
Barnaul, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Altai State Pedagogical University: Barnaul, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in 2007 in Biysk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"I was offered a place by a coach but didn't even think about it as I was doing music at that time. But the coach offered to give me a try out in sports, namely in athletics. In the place where I studied there were only two options, athletics and skiing. As I have not really liked skiing since elementary school, the choice fell on athletics."
Club / Team
Altai Centre of Sports Preparation: Barnaul, RUS
Name of coach
Sergey Matyushin [personal], RUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Russia
Location
Antalya, TUR
General Interest
Nicknames
Sonya (VK profile, 24 Mar 2020)
Hobbies
Needlework, reading. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in the F12 shot put and F11-12 discus throw at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her coach. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2015)
Injuries
She injured a shoulder in September 2013. She made her comeback in January 2014. (biwork.ru, 04 Jul 2014)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 30 Dec 2019)

She carried the Paralympic torch in Biysk as the relay made its way through the Russian Federation ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (altapress.ru, 06 Feb 2014)

She received recognition as one of the top Para athletes of the Altai region of Russia for the second half of 2013. (sibacc.ru, 17 Dec 2013)

For her achievements in 2012, she received a monetary stipend from Altai State Governor Sergey Loktev. (alttimes.ru, 10 Aug 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2011 Javelin Throw F13 18.74
1 2013 Discus Throw F11/12 40.80
2 2013 Shot Put F12 12.15
1 2015 Discus Throw F12 45.35
2 2015 Shot Put F12 13.60
5 2019 Shot Put F12 11.67
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Shot Put F12 12.45
2 2014 Discus Throw F11/12 45.97
1 2016 Shot Put F12 13.68
1 2016 Discus Throw F11/12 47.40