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SVIDERSKA Olga
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Age30
Place of BirthKirovograd, URS
Height1.58 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S4, SB3, SM4
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kropyvnytskyi, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Accounting - Poltava University of Economics and Trade: Poltava, UKR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in 2003 in Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She has enjoyed spending time in the water since childhood.
Club / Team
Kropyvnytskyi Youth Sports School No.1: Ukraine
Name of coach
Olena Kuznitsova [personal], UKR, from 2006
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Berlin, GER
General Interest
Nicknames
Olya (uc.kr.ua, 19 Sep 2012)
Hobbies
Spending time with family, reading, studying languages, painting. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a total of five medals [two silver and three bronze] at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Olena Kuznitsova, and her parents. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Faster, higher, stronger." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was named an Honorary Citizen of Kropyvnytskyi in Ukraine. (centr.kr.ua, 10 Oct 2017)

She received the Order of Princess Olga [second class] in Ukraine in recognition of her performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)

She was among the six nominees for the 2014 Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability award. (laureus.com, 26 Mar 2014)

She received the 2013 Sports Heroes of the Year national award in Ukraine. (paralympic.org.ua, 22 Apr 2014)

She received the 2013 Sports Pride of Ukraine award. (paralympic.org.ua, 22 Apr 2014)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2012 100m Freestyle S3 1:52.91
5 2012 50m Backstroke S4 58.20
2 2012 50m Freestyle S3 48.39 Q
3 2016 100m Freestyle S3 1:34.86
4 2016 50m Backstroke S3 54.01 
3 2016 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:30.66
2 2016 150m Individual Medley SM4 2:54.14 
4 2016 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:03.20
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 200m Freestyle S3 3:52.93
1 2013 50m Freestyle S3 47.43
1 2013 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:37.16
1 2013 50m Backstroke S3 57.97
1 2013 100m Freestyle S3 1:37.58
1 2013 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:57.35
1 2013 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:26.95
2 2015 100m Freestyle S3 1:39.69
2 2015 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:35.88
3 2015 150m Individual Medley SM4 3:08.32
4 2015 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:03.26
3 2015 50m Backstroke S3 57.12
7 2019 100m Freestyle S4 1:42.17
4 2019 150m Individual Medley SM4 3:11.55
5 2019 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:30.69
4 2019 50m Backstroke S4 56.31
8 2019 50m Freestyle S4 46.27
7 2019 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:11.08
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 100m Freestyle S4 1:42.16
3 2014 50m Freestyle S4 47.06
2 2014 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:38.38
4 2014 200m Freestyle S4 3:53.38
1 2014 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:53.45
1 2014 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:02.12
3 2014 150m Individual Medley SM4 3:20.00
1 2016 50m Backstroke S3 56.03
2 2016 50m Freestyle S3 46.64
1 2016 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:02.62
2 2016 100m Freestyle S3 1:39.97
2 2016 150m Individual Medley SM4 3:01.38
3 2016 200m Freestyle S4 3:31.98
3 2018 50m Freestyle S4 48.05
3 2018 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:12.23
2 2018 150m Individual Medley SM4 3:11.80
2 2018 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:30.19
3 2018 50m Backstroke S4 56.37