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PIDDUBNA Maryna
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Age22
Place of BirthDnipropetrovsk, UKR
Height1.60 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
English, English Literature, Translation/interpretation - Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2005 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to take up the sport at school by coaches who aimed to improve the pupils' health.
Club / Team
Invasport: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Oksana Vorontsova [personal], UKR
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, listening to music, studying languages. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold and setting a world record in the S11 50m freestyle at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fight until victory." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
She won the Strong Spirit prize at the 2019 Heroes of the Sports Year awards in Ukraine. (naiu.org.ua, 11 Mar 2020)

She received the Order of Princess Olga [third class] from the president of Ukraine in recognition of her performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (naiu.org.ua, 11 Mar 2020; dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2020)
Impairment
At age three she was treated for redness of the eyes that doctors attributed to conjunctivitis. She later underwent surgery, but her vision continued to deteriorate. (naiu.org.ua, 11 Mar 2020; nakipelo.ua, 24 Apr 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S11 1:18.53
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S11 35.86
5 2012 100m Backstroke S11 1:24.32
7 2012 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:06.28
4 2016 100m Backstroke S11 1:21.86
3 2016 50m Freestyle S11 31.23 
7 2016 100m Freestyle S11 1:11.55
4 2016 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:55.31 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2013 100m Backstroke S11 1:23.53
8 2013 50m Freestyle S11 35.44
6 2013 100m Freestyle S11 1:19.24
4 2013 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:04.79
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S11 1:20.80
3 2015 100m Backstroke S11 1:25.18
5 2015 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:08.86
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S11  DSQ
1 2019 50m Freestyle S11 30.34
3 2019 100m Backstroke S11 1:20.07
2 2019 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:49.04
2 2019 100m Freestyle S11 1:07.92
1 2019 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points 3:51.85
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 100m Backstroke S11 1:25.77
4 2014 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:08.83
5 2014 50m Freestyle S11 34.97
6 2014 100m Freestyle S11 1:20.85
1 2016 100m Backstroke S11 1:20.11
4 2016 50m Freestyle S11 32.24
4 2016 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:01.55
4 2016 100m Freestyle S11 1:11.66
1 2018 50m Freestyle S11 30.22
5 2018 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:38.60
3 2018 100m Backstroke S11 1:21.53
2 2018 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:53.76
1 2018 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points 3:54.70
2 2018 100m Freestyle S11 1:08.78