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KULINICH-SOROKINA Anna
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age26
Place of BirthCheboksary, RUS
Height1.74 m
Weight 55 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Ivan
Other names
Anna Sorokina
Residence
Ufa, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Sport Studies - Ural State University of Physical Education [branch]: Ufa, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2005 at age 12 while attending boarding school for visually impaired children in Cheboksary, Russia.
Why this sport?
Coach Vasily Chernyshev noticed her in a physical education class at the boarding school for visually impaired children she was attending and invited her to attend his training.
Club / Team
Ufa School of Supreme Sports Skill [RUS] / Ufa Youth Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.7 [RUS]:
Name of coach
Boris Afanasyev, RUS; Pyotr Buylov, RUS, from 2010
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Russia
Location
Antalya, TUR
General Interest
Nicknames
Anya (i-gazeta.com, 11 Sep 2012)
Hobbies
Horse riding. (Athlete, 07 Oct 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the javelin [F12-F13] at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 31 May 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 07 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Czech javelin thrower Barbora Spotakova. (Athlete, 07 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (fss.org.ru, 28 Dec 2015)

For her performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, she received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] from the president of Russia. (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)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2012 Javelin Throw F12/13 38.79
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 Javelin Throw F12/13 39.75
6 2015 200m T12 25.28
2 2015 Javelin Throw F13 42.66
2 2015 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 50.88
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 Javelin Throw F12 40.67
3 2014 200m T12 26.49
2 2014 400m T12 58.52
2 2016 200m T12 25.79
1 2016 Javelin Throw F11-13 40.33
1 2016 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 49.49