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BRIK Valentyna
Sport Sitting Volleyball
NPC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Age33
Height1.87 m
Weight 76 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
One son [2015]
Residence
Ukraine
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2011.
Why this sport?
She previously played standing volleyball in the Ukraine Super League as an outside hitter. "As I couldn't do that anymore, I saw sitting volleyball as the next best thing."
Name of coach
Yaroslav Maloyvan, UKR; Viktor Tymoshenko, UKR
General Interest
Nicknames
Valya, Valyusha (misto.zp.ua, 15 Nov 2014; invasport.org.ua, 27 Apr 2015)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 30 Dec 2016)

For her success at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, she received the Order of Princess Olga, third degree, from the Ukrainian president. (dv-gazeta.info, 18 Sep 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (zgrk.com.ua, 08 Oct 2016)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of injuries sustained in a car accident at age 23. (players.moonfruit.com, 02 Dec 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012 Team  
4 2016 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2018 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2017 Team