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Anastasia Diodorova

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Italian, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism: Moscow, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2003 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her mother took her to a rehabilitation centre with a swimming pool to improve her physical condition. Eventually, she took part in a local competition and was spotted by a swimming coach.
Club / Team
Youth of Moscow: Russia
Name of coach
Natalia Stepanova [personal], RUS, from 2003

General interest

Nicknames
Mermaid, Nastya (zhivusportom.rf, 01 Mar 2019; Athlete, 23 Mar 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her parents, her coaches, and her friends. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2020)
Hero / Idol
Italian Para swimmer Federico Morlacchi. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Just do it." (Athlete, 23 Mar 2015)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (ekranswim.ru, 25 Jan 2020; minsport.gov.ru, 30 Dec 2019)

For her performance at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing she received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 30 Sep 2009)
Famous relatives
Her father Alexey Diodorov has been awarded the title of Master of Sport of International Class in freestyle wrestling. (zhivusportom.rf, 01 Mar 2019)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2019)
Impairment
At age three she got into an electrical substation and received an electric shock, which resulted in the amputation of both her arms. (zhivusportom.rf, 01 Mar 2019)
Other information
FUTURE
When her athletic career ends, she plans to open a Para sports club to help children with an impairment get involved in sport. "It was always interesting for me to share my experience with other people. I hold master classes but when I began to teach seriously, I realised that it was difficult for me to force children. They do not progress immediately and to achieve some result it takes a long training time to do it - to repeat the same for a month, two, and then everything suddenly turns out as it should. I also want to engage in rehabilitation and it will be not only swimming but a complex of various sports." (Athlete, 14 Aug 2019; zhivusportom.rf, 01 Mar 2019)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied sports management at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow, Russian Federation. (life.ru, 03 Dec 2016)

NAME CHANGE
Her parents named her Evdokia when she was born, but her mother Lyudmila recalls that she would call herself different names including Nastya. At age two-and-a-half her parents changed her name to Anastasia, for which Nastya is a nickname. (kp.ru, 07 Apr 2004)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 8
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 5
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 9999
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 2 4
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 5
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Heat 1 2
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final Round 5
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 7
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 1
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 3
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 8
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2012-08-30 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 2012-08-30 8
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2012-09-01 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 2012-09-03 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2012-09-03 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2012-09-04 7
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 2012-09-07 7
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 2012-09-07 2
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2013-08-14 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final 1 2013-08-15 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 2013-08-15 6
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final 1 2013-08-16 2
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final 1 2013-08-17 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final 1 2013-08-17 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2013-08-17 2
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 1 2015-07-13 2
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final 1 2015-07-15 4
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 2015-07-15 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2015-07-16 18
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2015-07-17 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final 1 2015-07-17 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2015-07-18 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final 1 2015-07-18 3