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SOKOLOVA Olga
Sport Para swimming
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age42
Place of BirthMoscow, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Vladimir, son Vyacheslav
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Moscow State University: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming training in 1987.
Why this sport?
Her parents involved her in doing sports.
Name of coach
Pavel Nartov
Coach from which country?
Russia
Coach from what year?
1987
General Interest
Nicknames
Olya (mk.ru, 14 Feb 2013)
Hobbies
Reading. (bmsi.ru, 22 May 2008)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russia. (fss.org.ru, 20 Dec 2013)
Impairment
She began to lose vision at age three because of retinal degeneration. (vos.org.ru, 2003)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2000 100m Backstroke S11 1:27.39 
3 2000 200m Medley SM11 3:07.46 
7 2004 50m Freestyle S11 34.72
3 2004 100m Backstroke S11 1:23.68
3 2004 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:38.23
1 2004 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:04.24
10 2008 50m Freestyle S11 34.17
10 2008 100m Freestyle S11 1:19.17
7 2012 100m Backstroke S11 1:25.13
Heats 2012 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:40.28
Heats 2012 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:24.81
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2002 50m Freestyle S11 35.12
5 2002 100m Freestyle S11 1:22.14
3 2002 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:40.43
2 2002 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:10.96
4 2006 50m Freestyle S11 34.93
1 2006 100m Backstroke S11 1:25.49
1 2006 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:38.81
1 2006 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:08.18
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
2 2009 50m Freestyle S11 33.37