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SEMENOVA Nataliia
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Age55
Place of BirthKiev, URS
Height1.79 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S2, SB1, SM2
Further Personal Information
Other names
Natalia Smirnova-Semenova
Residence
Kiev, UKR
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - National University of Physical Education and Sport: Kiev, UKR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2005 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
As a former swimmer and swimming coach, she decided to take up para-swimming.
Club / Team
Invasport: Kiev, UKR
Name of coach
Svyatoslav Semenov, UKR, from 2008; Gennady Vdovychenko, UKR, from 2006
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Durban, RSA
General Interest
Hobbies
Working on the internet, books, movies, cooking. (Athlete, 06 Apr 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2006 World Championships in Durban, South Africa, and the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 06 Apr 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (Athlete, 06 Apr 2015)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian para-swimmer and para-skier Olena Akopyan. (Athlete, 06 Apr 2015)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (Athlete, 06 Apr 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 06 Apr 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2008 50m Backstroke S2 1:23.85
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2006 50m Freestyle S2 1:29.46
3 2006 100m Freestyle S2 3:15.49
1 2006 200m Freestyle S2 6:32.98
3 2006 50m Backstroke S2 1:33.62
5 2010 50m Freestyle S2 1:23.09
4 2010 200m Freestyle S2 5:57.90
1 2010 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:59.15
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 100m Backstroke S2 2:57.33
6 2014 50m Backstroke S2 1:24.29