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Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Age22
Place of BirthZaporozhye, UKR
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6
Further Personal Information
Residence
Zaporozhye, UKR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - Zaporozhye National University: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in 2011 in Zaporozhye, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
Her father Vladimir took her to the pool after friends told him about a swimming programme for children with an impairment.
Club / Team
Invasport: Zaporozhye, UKR
Name of coach
Natalia Samorodina, UKR, from 2013; Lyubov Vorobyova, UKR, from 2012
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Ukraine
Location
United States
General Interest
Nicknames
Vika, Ukrainian Torpedo (reporter-ua.com, 20 Sep 2012)
Hobbies
Reading, computers. (Athlete, 25 Sep 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her coach Lyubov Vorobyova, and her parents. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian swimmer Yana Klochkova. (Athlete, 06 Apr 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I'll be able to do everything." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
She received the Orders of Princess Olga [third and second class] in recognition of her performances at the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games. (president.gov.ua, 17 Sep 2012, 04 Oct 2016)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2020)
Impairment
She has an impairment to her musculoskeletal system. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2012 50m Freestyle S5 38.50
1 2012 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:39.13
6 2012 100m Freestyle S5 1:26.82
2 2016 50m Freestyle S6 33.68 
3 2016 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:30.66
2 2016 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:42.14 
5 2016 400m Freestyle S6 5:36.07 
2 2016 100m Freestyle S6 1:13.47 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2013 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:40.92
1 2013 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:37.16
2 2013 100m Freestyle S5 1:21.69
1 2013 50m Freestyle S5 35.89
Heat 2015 100m Breaststroke SB5  DSQ
2 2015 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points  
2 2015 50m Freestyle S6 34.20
5 2015 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:19.59
2 2015 100m Freestyle S6 1:13.44
5 2019 100m Freestyle S6 1:15.46
2 2019 50m Freestyle S6 33.35
Heats 2019 50m Butterfly S6  DSQ
6 2019 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:41.22
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heat 2014 100m Breaststroke SB5 2:12.06
4 2014 100m Freestyle S6 1:23.09
1 2014 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:02.12
1 2016 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:40.24
2 2016 100m Freestyle S6 1:15.56
1 2016 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:38.41
1 2016 50m Freestyle S6 32.98
1 2016 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:30.26
2 2016 400m Freestyle S6 5:37.52
2 2018 50m Freestyle S6 32.79
3 2018 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:41.93
8 2018 400m Freestyle S6 6:13.73
4 2018 50m Butterfly S6 38.53
3 2018 100m Freestyle S6 1:13.48