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STETSENKO Anna
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Age28
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Dnipro, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age nine in Soledar, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
In the beginning she only wanted to learn to overcome her fear of water, so her parents took her to the pool. "You come in as a small child who just wants to learn how to swim, then you are instilled with the desire for new goals. The coach sees the potential and takes the athlete to a certain level, where there are people who help you get into the national team and develop."
Club / Team
Invasport: Dnipro, UKR
Name of coach
Oganes Mkrtchan [personal], from 2013
Training Regime
She trains twice a day, for a total of 10 sessions a week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Ukraine
General Interest
Nicknames
Anya (salt-news.com.ua, 30 Jul 2015)
Hobbies
Reading, spending time with family, painting. (gossip.im, 30 Apr 2019; Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S13 50m freestyle, S13 100m freestyle and S13 100m backstroke at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Oganes Mkrtchan. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Muhammad Ali, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Just hold on, everything will be fine." (gossip.im, 30 Apr 2019)
Awards and honours
She received the Order for Merits [third class] in Ukraine in recognition of her success 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. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019; Athlete, 27 Sep 2017)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 100m Butterfly S13 1:07.82
4 2016 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:28.95 
2 2016 400m Freestyle S13 4:24.18 
1 2016 50m Freestyle S13 27.34
1 2016 100m Freestyle S13 59.19 
1 2016 100m Backstroke S13 1:08.30 
World Championships (Overall) - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
2 2015 50m Freestyle S13 27.80
3 2015 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:28.71
2 2015 100m Backstroke S13 1:09.68
2 2015 400m Freestyle S13 4:28.32
1 2015 100m Freestyle S13 58.91
2 2019 400m Freestyle S13 4:23.75
7 2019 100m Backstroke S13 1:11.31
2 2019 100m Freestyle S13 59.65
4 2019 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:29.12
1 2019 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points 3:51.85
3 2019 50m Freestyle S13 27.70
European Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016 100m Butterfly S13 1:07.87
1 2016 50m Freestyle S13 27.45
7 2016 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:21.65
1 2016 100m Freestyle S13 58.05
1 2016 400m Freestyle S13 4:27.34
3 2016 100m Backstroke S13 1:09.90
2 2016 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:28.54
2 2018 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:29.87
2 2018 100m Backstroke S13 1:09.54
1 2018 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points 3:54.70
2 2018 100m Freestyle S13 59.46
2 2018 50m Freestyle S13 27.83