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PALIAN Ani
Sport Para swimming
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age28
Place of BirthTbilisi, URS
Height1.53 m
Weight 40 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7
Further Personal Information
Marital status
* unknown *
Residence
Simferopol, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Economics - National Academy of Environmental Protection and Resort Development: Simferopol, UKR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in 2000 in Simferopol, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
Her mother encouraged her to try the sport as a means of rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Invacentre: Simferopol, UKR
Name of coach
Marina Leskovskaya, RUS, from 2008
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Ukraine
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music, watching movies, reading books. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 50m freestyle at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her coach. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"When I go to my lane I do not see anything, cameras, coach, nothing. I simply see the poolside and the lane, and I try not to look at the competitors." (vgorode.ua, 20 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is movement and life." (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2012 50m Butterfly S7 38.71
4 2012 100m Freestyle S7 1:13.67
3 2012 50m Freestyle S7 33.30
4 2012 400m Freestyle S7 5:21.73
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2010 50m Freestyle S7 34.15
1 2010 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:59.15
4 2010 100m Freestyle S7 1:13.62
8 2010 50m Butterfly S7 43.19
3 2013 400m Freestyle S7 5:31.10
4 2013 50m Freestyle S7 34.23
1 2013 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:37.16
3 2013 100m Freestyle S7 1:15.06
4 2013 50m Butterfly S7 37.87
5 2013 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:29.45
2 2015 100m Freestyle S7 1:12.98
3 2015 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:37.63
3 2015 400m Freestyle S7 5:30.26
7 2015 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:37.88
4 2015 50m Butterfly S7 38.51
1 2015 50m Freestyle S7 33.67
3 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:56.66