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Alesia Aliakhnovich

Para dance sport

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
L&F2, SC1

Further personal information

Residence
Borisov, BLR
Languages
Belarusian, English
Higher education
Media and Communications - European Humanities University: Vilnius, LTU

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 21.
Why this sport?
In 2011 she participated in a Belarusian-German project called Together Without Barriers, spending 10 day in Minsk, Belarus. There she met Hanna Harchakova, who inspired her to get involved in the sport. When Harchakova opened her dancing school she was invited to join.
Name of coach
Hanna Harchakova

General interest

Hobbies
Singing, writing songs. (mlyn.by, 30 Jan 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2018 World Cup event in the Netherlands. (ex-press.by, 04 Apr 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (mlyn.by, 24 Jun 2018)
Impairment
At age 12 she was diagnosed with cancer. The tumour was located on her spine and resulted in paralysis. She spent two years in hospital and another three years in rehabilitation thanks to which she could sit again. (mlyn.by, 24 Jun 2018)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She is the president of the Belarusian Society of People with Impairment in Borisov, Belarus. "I got involved in 2015. It's demanding job requiring a lot of efforts, but I like it. There is around 600 people associated in this organisation and my role is to keep in contact with them. We provide them financial support, we organise events for many age categories." (mlyn.by, 24 Jun 2018; 21 Apr 2018)