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DALEKOVA Natalia
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age34
Place of BirthKuybyshev, URS
Height1.70 m
Weight 103 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
SH1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Samara, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Pedagogy - Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up shooting in 2002 in Samara, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
At school she was doing taekwondo and judo but gave it up during her college studies. Then she began playing table tennis, until her coach suggested she try shooting.
Club / Team
Samara School of Supreme Sports Skill No.5: Russia
Name of coach
Vladimir Volkov, RUS, from 2005
Training Regime
She trains six times a week.
Handedness
Right
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Wroclaw, POL
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the SH1 air pistol at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her coaches. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Hero / Idol
Russian pole vaulter Elena Isinbaeva. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
She carried the Paralympic torch through her hometown of Samara, Russian Federation, during the relay for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (vkonline.ru, 31 Oct 2013; samaratoday.ru, 10 Feb 2014)

For winning bronze at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, she received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] from the president of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 30 Sep 2009)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She was born without a left arm. (novayasamara.ru, 20 Feb 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2008 Air Pistol SH1 4626
8 2012 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 463.4
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2006 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 463.7
  2010 P5 - 10m Air Pistol Standard SH1  DNS
15 2010 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1  
10 2014 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 360
World Cup (Antalya)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2015 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 193.5
3 2015 P5 - 10m Air Pistol Standard SH1 350
17 2015 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 359
35 2015 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 495.0
6 2015 P5 - 10m Air Pistol Standard SH1 339
15 2015 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 497
9 2015 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 365
2 2015 P5 - 10m Air Pistol Standard SH1 345
11 2015 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 355
13 2015 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 525
2 2016 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 189.5
3 2016 P5 - 10m Air Pistol Standard SH1 342
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
13 2013 P5 - 10m Air Pistol Standard SH1 319
9 2013 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 361