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SAFONOVA Yuliia
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Age19
Place of BirthKharkiv, UKR
Height1.62 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S4, SB3, SM4
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 12 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She began swimming as part of her rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Invasport: Ukraine
Name of coach
Anton Gromov [personal], UKR, from 2013
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her parents, and her coach. (Athlete, 11 May 2019)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian Para swimmer Yelyzaveta Mereshko, Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (Athlete, 11 May 2019)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport in Ukraine. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020; dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To win gold medals at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 11 May 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2019 100m Freestyle S4 2:05.97
6 2019 50m Backstroke S4 58.46
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S4 1:04.39
Heats 2019 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:29.82