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YAKIBYUK Olga
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Age28
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
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Law - Odessa National University: Odessa, UKR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2006 in Odessa, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
"Because I love water."
Club / Team
Invasport: Odessa, UKR
Name of coach
Gennady Vdovichenko [national]; Lyubov Vorobyova [personal], from 2009
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Eindhoven, NED
General Interest
Nicknames
Olya (VK profile, 26 Sep 2017)
Hobbies
Meeting people, travelling, reading. (VK profile, 02 Mar 2018; Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S11 400m freestyle at the 2011 European Championships in Berlin, Germany, and winning silver in the S11 100m butterfly at the 2013 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (Athlete, 19 Apr 2015, 13 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Lyubov Vorobyova. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian Para swimmers Viktor Smyrnov and Oleksandr Mashchenko, Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk. (Athlete, 19 Apr 2015)
Injuries
Due to a shoulder injury, she could not perform to her best at the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Athlete, 19 Apr 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Without difficulty you can't catch a fish from a pond." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 30 Dec 2016)
Impairment
She lost her vision in an automobile accident. (vo.od.ua, 26 Jul 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S11 1:19.28
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S11 37.19
5 2012 400m Freestyle S11 5:48.02 Q
Heats 2012 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:15.53
7 2016 400m Freestyle S11 5:46.06 
14 2016 50m Freestyle S11 35.68 
Heats 2016 100m Freestyle S11 1:18.47
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2010 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:32.06
10 2010 100m Freestyle S11 1:23.02
5 2010 100m Butterfly S11 1:38.98
11 2010 50m Freestyle S11 36.81
5 2010 400m Freestyle S11 6:01.94
11 2010 100m Backstroke S11 1:44.98
Heats 2013 50m Freestyle S11 37.26
3 2013 400m Freestyle S11 5:53.42
7 2013 100m Freestyle S11 1:20.64
2 2013 100m Butterfly S11 1:24.74
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S11 1:19.24
4 2015 400m Freestyle S11 5:48.59
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:19.15
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S11 37.07
Heats 2015 100m Butterfly S13  DNS
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heat 2014 50m Freestyle S11 43.76
7 2014 100m Freestyle S11 1:25.96
4 2016 400m Freestyle S11 5:52.05
6 2016 50m Freestyle S11 36.06
5 2016 100m Freestyle S11 1:17.13
8 2018 50m Freestyle S11 39.28
7 2018 400m Freestyle S11 5:12.32
6 2018 100m Backstroke S11 1:39.82