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KRAVCHENKO Vladyslava
Sport Para swimming
NPC Malta   
GenderWomen
Age29
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5
Further Personal Information
Residence
Malta
Occupation
Accountant
Languages
English, French, Maltese, Russian, Ukrainian
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
"Swimming at first was part of my rehabilitation process and helped me get stronger after a number of operations. In the water I felt free and strong again and loved it so much that I decided to take it up professionally."
Club / Team
Silver Lining Swimming Club: Malta
Name of coach
Isabelle Zarb [national], MLT
General Interest
Awards and honours
She was Malta's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)

She was named the 2013 Para-Athlete of the Year by the Maltese Sports Journalists Association. (newsbook.com.mt, 02 Feb 2014)
Impairment
She was hit by scaffolding after it collapsed on top of her at a party in Qawra, Malta. The accident, which happened in 2008, resulted in paraplegia. (spinalcordinjuryzone.com, 16 Jul 2009; timesofmalta.com, 19 Jun 2009)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2015 she was named as a youth ambassador for the European Paralympic Committee [EPC]. (sportinmalta.com, 07 Jun 2015)

FROM UKRAINE TO MALTA
Born in Ukraine, she moved to Malta at age nine with her mother. (lifecell.in, 17 Jul 2009)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
13 2016 50m Butterfly S5 1:18.68 
Heats 2016 100m Breaststroke SB4 3:21.16
11 2016 50m Backstroke S5 1:03.12 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2015 50m Backstroke S5 1:12.25
Heats 2015 50m Butterfly S5 1:15.45
Heat 2015 100m Breaststroke SB4 3:02.13
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heat 2014 50m Backstroke S5  DNS
9 2016 50m Butterfly S5 1:19.46
11 2016 100m Breaststroke SB4 3:10.95
9 2016 50m Backstroke S5 1:06.16