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Sport Athletics, Para athletics
NPC Ukraine   
Place of BirthMena, URS
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
T12, F12
Further Personal Information
Son Ivan
Kiev, UKR
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - National University of Physical Education and Sport: Kiev, UKR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1998 in Mena, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She got involved in sports after coach Nadezhda Taratukhina visited her school and invited the students to a training session. She got the first taste of her signature long jump event at a local competition. Hurdling and high jump were not included in the programme so she quickly learned the long jump technique and, to her surprise, won the competition. However, she did not pursue this discipline because of a lack of interest and returned to it only after several years at the encouragement of coach Yury Gorbachenko.
Name of coach
Mykola Mamchur [personal], UKR, from 2015
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in the long jump at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games. (, 29 Nov 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Mykola Mamchur. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe in yourself." (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
For her achievements at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games, she received the Orders for Merits [third, second and first grades] in Ukraine. (, 07 Oct 2008, 17 Sep 2012, 04 Oct 2016)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (, 27 Feb 2018)
Other sports
She was a national champion in high jump before switching her focus to long jump. (, 14 Oct 2008)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 29 Nov 2016)
She has had problems with her eyesight since childhood. She can see by only five per cent. (, 14 Oct 2008;, 29 Nov 2016)
Other information
She has represented Ukraine in able-bodied athletics. She competed in long jump at the 2014 European Championships in Zurich, Switzerland, where she was ranked 19th. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 May 2017;, 09 Aug 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
1 2008 Long Jump F12 6.28
1 2012 Long Jump F11-12 6.60
1 2016 Long Jump T12 6.11
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 Long Jump T12 6.51
1 2015 Long Jump T12 6.25
1 2017 Long Jump T12 6.02