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DIDENKO Elena
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age36
Place of BirthYelizovo, URS
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Sergey Didenko, daughter Anastasia
Residence
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Psychology - Vitus Bering Kamchatka State University: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in December 2005 in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia.
Why this sport?
She met alpine skiing coach Sergey Didenko, who convinced her to try the sport.
Club / Team
Youth Adaptive Sports School in Paralympic Sports: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, RUS
Name of coach
Sergey Didenko [husband], RUS, from 2005
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Russia
Location
Pitztal
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with her daughter, listening to music, watching movies. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2010 Russian national championships. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her coach and husband Sergey Didenko. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2015)
Hero / Idol
Russian alpine skier Alexander Khoroshilov. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2015)
Ambitions
To win a Paralympic gold medal. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
14 2010 Slalom - Standing 2:20.71
13 2010 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:59.56
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2010/2011 Slalom - Standing 2:00.86
10 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Standing 3:00.78