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BEREZHNA Yana
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Age23
Place of BirthKremenchuk, UKR
Height1.74 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Hindi, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Translation/interpretation - Kharkiv National University: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2003 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Club / Team
Invasport: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Oksana Vorontsova [personal], UKR, from 2007
General Interest
Hobbies
Languages. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the SB11 100m breaststroke and bronze in the SM11 individual medley at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I came, I saw, I conquered." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
She received the Order of Princess Olga [third grade] in recognition of her performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (president.gov.ua, 17 Sep 2012)

She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To win silver in the SB11 100m breaststroke at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S11 1:23.92
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S11 39.00
2 2012 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:29.99
Heats 2012 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:13.10
Heats 2016 100m Backstroke S11 1:32.53
4 2016 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:28.04
8 2016 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:07.58 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2010 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:35.04
4 2010 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:35.46
8 2010 100m Backstroke S11 1:31.86
Heats 2013 50m Freestyle S11 39.71
3 2013 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:31.78
6 2013 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:14.52
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S11 1:25.02
7 2015 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:15.26
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S11 36.70
2 2015 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:29.49
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S11 34.34
3 2019 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:27.50
6 2019 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:03.37
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:31.66
6 2014 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:15.48
6 2014 50m Freestyle S11 35.91
7 2016 50m Freestyle S11 36.18
7 2016 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:12.80
3 2016 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:30.55
8 2016 100m Freestyle S11 1:23.05
2 2018 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:27.25
4 2018 400m Freestyle S11 5:50.59
3 2018 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:01.04