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Anna Kulinich-Sorokina

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F12, T12
Guide
Sergey Petrichenko

Further personal information

Family
Husband Ivan, daughter Sofia [2017]
Other names
Anna Sorokina
Residence
Ufa, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Sport Studies - Ural State University of Physical Education: Ufa, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 12 while attending a boarding school for children with a vision impairment in Cheboksary, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Coach Vasily Chernyshev noticed her in a physical education class at the boarding school she was attending and invited her to start training.
Club / Team
Ufa Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.7: Russia
Name of coach
Pyotr Buylov [national], RUS; Boris Afanasyev [personal], RUS

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Russia
Location
Antalya, TUR

General interest

Nicknames
Rezvaya ['frisky']. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Hobbies
Horse riding, painting. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the F12/13 javelin at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her first coach, and her parents. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Injuries
In 2019 she suffered an elbow injury that continued to trouble her into 2021. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Enjoy the competition." (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
In recognition of her performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, she received the Order for Merit to the Fatherland [second grade] in the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 10 Sep 2012)

In 2005 she received the Medal for Highest Sports Achievements and a certificate of thanks from the Russian Olympic Committee. (sv21.ru, 14 Dec 2005)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 27 Feb 2021)
Ambitions
To win gold in javelin at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F12/13 Final Round 2012-09-02 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F12/13 Final 1 2013-07-25 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T12 Heat 1 2015-10-24 4
Women's 200 m T12 Semifinal 1 2015-10-25 6
Women's Javelin F13 Final 1 2015-10-27 2
Women's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 1 2015-10-31 2