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Ani Palian

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Simferopol, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Armenian, Russian, Ukrainian
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.
Why this sport?
Her mother encouraged her to try the sport as a means of rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Invasport Simferopol:
Name of coach
Marina Leskovskaya [personal], RUS, from 2008

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Ukraine

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music, watching movies, reading books. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S7 50m freestyle at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Apr 2021; Athlete, 17 Aug 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is movement and life." (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
She has received the titles of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine and the Russian Federation. (ekranswim.ru, 21 Jan 2020; crimea.kz, 03 Feb 2014)

In recognition of her performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, she received the Order of Princess Olga [third class] of Ukraine. (crimea.kz, 17 Sep 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2021)
Other information
NATIONALITY SWITCH
She was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, before moving with her family to Simferopol at age one. She initially competed for Ukraine in international competition, before representing the Russian Federation from 2015. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Apr 2021; Athlete, 12 Jul 2015; yerkramas.org, 03 Nov 2010)

FURTHER STUDIES
She graduated in physical education from the V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University in Simferopol. (Athlete, 17 Aug 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 8
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 4
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 1
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 2012-08-31 2
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 2012-08-31 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2012-09-03 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2012-09-03 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2012-09-04 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2012-09-04 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2012-09-06 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2012-09-06 2
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2013-08-12 3
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2013-08-14 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2013-08-14 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2013-08-14 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2013-08-16 3
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final 1 2013-08-17 4
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 2013-08-17 3
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2013-08-18 5
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2015-07-13 2
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2015-07-13 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2015-07-13 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2015-07-15 3
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2015-07-16 7
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final 1 2015-07-17 4
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 2015-07-17 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2015-07-19 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2015-07-19 1
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2015-07-19 3