Aruna Zhaxagulova

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
L&F2, SD2

Further personal information

Family
Partner Duisengali Ospanov, son Denis
Residence
Kustanai, KAZ
Occupation
Social Worker
Languages
Kazakh, Russian
Higher education
Law - Kustanai State University: Kazakhstan

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para dance sport in 2009.
Club / Team
Umit-Nadezhda: Kustanai, KAZ
Name of coach
Andrey Nuzhny [personal], KAZ

General interest

Awards and honours
She has received the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in Kazakhstan. (ng.kz, 25 Apr 2019; kazsports.kz, 24 Dec 2018)
Impairment
At age 17 she fell from a window and broke her spinal cord. (caravan.kz, 09 Oct 2009)
Other information
SOCIAL WORK
She co-founded the Umit-Nadezhda Social Association to support people with impairments in Kustanai, Kazakhstan. She has also served as vice president of the Kazakhstan Confederation of the Impaired regional branch in Kustanai. (ng.kz, 25 Apr 2019; liter.kz, 24 Jul 2014)

PIONEER
She was involved in the early development of Para dance sport Kazakhstan. "When we started, it was 2009, we did not have any dance wheelchairs or costumes as they were very expensive. Now the picture has completely changed. I would really like to see as many young people as possible attracted to Para dance sport. Your physical well-being improves, you meet new people, see new countries and expand your horizons. This sport is already up and running, we have paved the way." (ng.kz, 25 Apr 2019)