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TKACHUK Kateryna
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Age25
Place of BirthRivne, UKR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Odessa, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
German, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Linguistics - Rivne State University of Humanities: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 15 in Rivne, Ukraine.
Club / Team
Invasport: Odessa, UKR
Name of coach
Lyubov Vorobyova [personal], UKR, from 2018
General Interest
Nicknames
Katia (Facebook profile, 08 Mar 2020)
Hobbies
Music. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S11 100m backstroke at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Lyubov Vorobyova. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 and 2019 she was named among Best Para Athletes of the Year in Odessa region of Ukraine. (odessa-sport.info, 08 Jan 2020; vo.od.ua, 24 Jan 2019)

She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 100m Backstroke S11 1:22.69
9 2016 400m Freestyle S11 5:47.45 
15 2016 50m Freestyle S11 35.98 
Heats 2016 100m Freestyle S11 1:14.25
9 2016 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:11.37 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2019 50m Freestyle S11 33.01
2 2019 100m Backstroke S11 1:20.02
6 2019 100m Freestyle S11 1:11.77
1 2019 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 50m Freestyle S11 33.61
7 2018 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:44.05
5 2018 400m Freestyle S11 6:00.51
1 2018 100m Backstroke S11 1:20.93
5 2018 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:10.94
4 2018 100m Freestyle S11 1:15.73