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STRYZHAK-DYACHENKO Inna
Sport Para athletics
NPC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Age33
Place of BirthDnepropetrovsk, URS
Height1.67 m
Weight 49 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T38, F38
Further Personal Information
Family
Son Denis
Residence
Dnipropetrovsk, UKR
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching, Teaching - Dnipropetrovsk State Institute of Physical Education and Sports: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1998 at age 13 in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.
Club / Team
Invasport: Dnipropetrovsk, UKR
Name of coach
Iryna Slyusar [personal], UKR, from 2009; Andriy Fateev [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
1999
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Nottingham, ENG
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Iryna Slyusar. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 04 Mar 2016)

She was recognised by the Ukrainian National Olympic Committee as one of three Paralympians of the Year in the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine for 2012. (invasport.org.ua, 20 Mar 2013)

She has received the Ukrainian Order for Merits. (Athlete, 23 Feb 2011)
Impairment
She acquired cerebral palsy due to a birth trauma. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2000 100m T38 14.54
4 2000 200m T38 30.27
3 2004 400m T38 1:07.49 
1 2008 100m T38 13.43
1 2008 200m T38 27.81
2 2012 Long Jump F37/38 4.79
3 2012 100m T38 13.64
  2012 4 x 100m Relay T35-38  DNF
3 2012 200m T38 28.18
9 2016 Long Jump T38 4.34
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2002 100m T38 13.99
1 2002 400m T38 1:04.90
1 2006 100m T38 14.26
1 2006 200m T38 29.38
3 2011 200m T38 28.76
1 2011 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 55.07
1 2011 100m T38 13.49
4 2015 400m T38 1:08.74
3 2015 Long Jump T38 4.47
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Long Jump T38 4.63
4 2014 100m T38 14.25
3 2014 400m T38 1:08.82