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TARANOVA Yelena
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Azerbaijan   
GenderWomen
Age61
Place of BirthBaku, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Baku, AZE
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began shooting Para sport in 1999 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Why this sport?
In her childhood she was involved in able-bodied athletics and volleyball but at age 15 she had to give up sports due to myelitis. "I returned to sports in 1999 as a Para athlete. My dream has always been to find myself in sports in a new capacity, and I managed to do that. When I learned that a shooting group had opened at the National Paralympic Committee, I gladly enrolled in it, because I got very interested in the sport."
Name of coach
Jousif Abdullaev [national], AZE
General Interest
Awards and honours
She was named among the 10 Best Para Athletes of the Year for 2010 by the National Paralympic Committee of Azerbaijan. (azerisport.com, 23 Dec 2010)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of myelitis [inflammation of the spinal cord]. (urban.az, 31 Mar 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2000 Air Pistol SH1 454.2
2 2000 Free Pistol SH1 622.7
3 2004 Air Pistol SH1 457.3
13 2004 Free Pistol SH1 517
6 2008 Air Pistol SH1 460.1
16 2008 Free Pistol SH1 517
25 2008 Sport Pistol SH1 527
7 2012 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 465.9
  2012 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1  DNS
20 2012 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 513
4 2016 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 148.8
Qualification 2016 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 560
Qualification 2016 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 503
16 2021 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 538
29 2021 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 516
29 2021 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 503.6
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
24 2006 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1  
5 2006 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 456.9
40 2010 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1  
8 2010 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 453.2
14 2014 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 357
26 2014 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 506
24 2018 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 539
26 2018 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 526
20 2019 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 557
39 2019 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 500
17 2019 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 543
World Cup (Stoke Mandeville)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 194.4
7 2015 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 91.7
39 2015 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 529
9 2015 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 365
34 2015 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 498.0
30 2015 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 522
6 2015 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 111.5
35 2015 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 494
5 2016 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 9
2 2016 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 188.9
4 2016 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 146.3
29 2018 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 516
10 2018 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 551
29 2018 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 488
22 2018 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 531
5 2018 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 169.0
29 2018 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 499
15 2019 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 548
9 2019 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 549
32 2019 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 487
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
19 2013 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 533
24 2013 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 496
1 2013 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 195.8
World Ranking (2018/01/01)
Rank Year Event Result
12 2018 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1  
21 2018 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1  
21 2018 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1