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GRAZHDANOVA Irina
Sport Para swimming
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age31
Place of BirthMoscow, URS
Height1.71 m
Weight 53 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Nikita Nagnibedov, daughter Victoria
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Law - Moscow Institute of Economics, Management and Law: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming in 1999 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She likes the fact that it keeps her body in good condition and enjoys training. She also feels she has the right qualities to be successful in the sport.
Club / Team
Youth of Moscow: Russia
Name of coach
Natalia Stepanova, RUS, from 1999
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Russia
Location
Czech Republic
General Interest
Nicknames
Ira (nnd.name, 04 Sep 2012)
Hobbies
Spending time with family. (Athlete, 23 May 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two silver medals at the Paralympic Games, winning gold with the world record at the 2009 World Short Course Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Athlete, 30 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
Herself. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To get pleasure from training and good results." (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (paraswim.ru, 11 Apr 2016)
Famous relatives
Her husband, Nikita Nagnibedov, won bronze at the 2015 Para-Cycling Track Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. (sport.mos.ru, 30 Mar 2015)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of an accident during her childhood. (nnd.name, 04 Sep 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2004 50m Freestyle S9 30.63
7 2004 100m Freestyle S9 1:09.23
10 2004 100m Butterfly S9 1:23.19
9 2004 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:56.00
4 2004 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:25.14
12 2008 100m Butterfly S9 1:15.57
2 2008 50m Freestyle S9 29.33
11 2008 100m Freestyle S9 1:06.78
16 2008 400m Freestyle S9 5:23.29
16 2008 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:58.11
Heats 2012 100m Butterfly S9 1:14.500
6 2012 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:37.31
5 2012 50m Freestyle S9 29.66
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S9 1:08.31
4 2012 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:54.36
Heats 2012 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:26.85
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2006 50m Freestyle S9 30.51
5 2006 100m Freestyle S9 1:07.89
12 2006 100m Butterfly S9 1:20.44
10 2006 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:58.91
3 2006 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:23.23
4 2010 100m Butterfly S9 1:11.77
8 2010 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:46.61
8 2010 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points  DNS
7 2010 100m Freestyle S9 1:06.73
3 2010 50m Freestyle S9 29.76
3 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:02.26
6 2013 100m Freestyle S9 1:06.89
2 2013 50m Freestyle S9 29.83
Heats 2013 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:25.47
4 2013 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:37.80
4 2013 100m Butterfly S9 1:13.08
2 2013 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:59.51
6 2015 50m Freestyle S9 29.96
7 2015 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:37.88
Heats 2015 100m Butterfly S9  DSQ
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
1 2009 50m Freestyle S9 28.82
2 2009 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:57.92
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 50m Freestyle S9 30.17
6 2016 100m Butterfly S9 1:13.39
13 2016 200m Individual Medley SM9 3:14.07
5 2016 100m Freestyle S9 1:06.69
2 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:58.79