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DORONINA Veronika
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age24
Place of BirthChapayevsk, RUS
Height1.60 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T34
Further Personal Information
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Finance - Samara State University of Economics: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2009 in Chapayevsk, Russian Federation. In 2016 she switched from shot put and javelin throw to wheelchair racing events.
Why this sport?
She was spotted by coach Marina Vostrikova, who invited her to join her group.
Club / Team
Vorovyovy Gory: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Sergey Shilov [personal], RUS; Alexei Vasyatkin [personal], RUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Stadskanaal, NED
General Interest
Nicknames
Nika (Instagram profile, 02 Sep 2019)
Hobbies
Listening to music, going to concerts, reading, dogs. (Athlete, 28 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in shot put at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and claiming gold in the T34 400m at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (Athlete, 28 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her grandfather. (Athlete, 21 Dec 2015)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian javelin thrower Andreas Thorkildsen. (Athlete, 21 Dec 2015)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 28 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 28 Oct 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2012 Javelin Throw F33-34/52-53 18.40
9 2012 Shot Put F32/33/34 7.06
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2013 Javelin Throw F33/34 15.23
10 2013 Shot Put F32/33/34 6.93
6 2019 100m T34 19.97
4 2019 800m T34 2:17.50
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 100m T34 20.10
1 2016 400m T34 1:08.70
2 2016 800m T34 2:19.30