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LYSENKO Alla
Sport Rowing
NPC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Age49
Weight 95 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kiev, UKR
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She started adaptive rowing in 2009.
Name of coach
Ruslan Maxymov
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Ukraine
Location
Germany
General Interest
Hobbies
Sewing. (worldrowing.org, 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning Arms and Shoulders Women's Single Sculls [ASW1x] gold at the 2009 World Championships on Lake Bled, Slovenia. "My first victory, a lot of emotions, I still cannot believe that I came first," she said. "I've only been rowing for a year. I would like to thank my coaches for their support. They really encouraged me all along and helped me to concentrate on the important things before the race." (universalsports.com, 29 Aug 2009)
Injuries
Health problems prevented her from competing in the 2010 world championships. (worldrowing.com, 22 Nov 2011)
Awards and honours
She was named on the 2011 FISA World Rowing Adaptive Crew of the Year award. (worldrowing.com, 22 Nov 2011)

She was named on the 2009 FISA World Rowing Adaptive Crew of the Year. (aipsmedia.com, 12 Jan 2010)
Ambitions
Even though she has been a world, European and Paralympic champion, she would like to work toward competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (paralympic.org, 02 Sep 2012)
Other information
UNDEFEATED DEBUT
In 2009 she became ASW1x world champion in just her first year of rowing, and set a new world record in the process. She was unable to defend her title in 2010 due to ill-health, but returned to form in 2011 and won back her title from French rower Nathalie Benoit. From her debut at a world cup in Munich in 2009 until the 2011 world championships she had won every international race she entered. (worldrowing.com, 22 Nov 2011)

DISABILITY ORIGIN
A car accident in 1996 resulted in a spinal cord injury and the amputation of both her legs.
(worldrowing.com, 22 Nov 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2009 Arms Only Single Sculls 5:25.17
1 2011 Arms Only Single Sculls 5:39.52
4 2013 Arms Only Single Sculls 5:33.86
4 2014 Arms Only Single Sculls 5:43.02
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2012 Arms Only Single Sculls 5:35.29