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LAFINA Mariia
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Age27
Place of BirthKiev, UKR
Height1.57 m
Weight 45 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S4, SB3, SM4
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kiev, UKR
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Finance - Ukraine Open International University of Human Development: Kiev, UKR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2005 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Club / Team
Invasport: Kiev, UKR
Name of coach
Nikolai Ilin [national]; Tatiana Ilina [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Eindhoven, NED
General Interest
Nicknames
Masha, Lafochka (VK profile, 05 May 2016; Facebook profile, 05 May 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Athlete, 27 Mar 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her coaches. (Athlete, 27 Mar 2015)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian swimmer Yana Klochkova. (Athlete, 27 Mar 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is my life. It is very hard, physically and morally." (sonstaun.org.ua, 22 Sep 2017)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (Athlete, 27 Mar 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016 150m Individual Medley SM4 3:01.30 
2 2016 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:01.92
6 2016 50m Backstroke S4 54.08 
8 2016 50m Freestyle S4 48.31 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2015 50m Freestyle S4 52.23
2 2015 150m Individual Medley SM4 3:07.31
5 2015 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:07.53
5 2015 50m Backstroke S4 55.92
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heat 2014 100m Freestyle S4 2:32.21
6 2014 50m Freestyle S4 51.76
3 2014 200m Freestyle S4 3:51.99
1 2014 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:53.45
1 2014 150m Individual Medley SM4 3:14.31
3 2014 50m Backstroke S4 1:00.37
3 2014 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:08.35
2 2016 100m Freestyle S4 1:38.57
4 2016 50m Backstroke S4 55.59
2 2016 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:03.53
1 2016 150m Individual Medley SM4 2:57.69
2 2016 200m Freestyle S4 3:23.06
2 2016 50m Freestyle S4 47.74