Font size bigger Font size smaller
Imagen
14869-Daria Pikalova photo

Daria Pikalova

Swimming
1
3

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Family
Husband Alexander Pikalov
Other names
Daria Stukalova
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Voronezh State Institute of Physical Education: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2002 in Voronezh, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her parents took her to the swimming pool.
Club / Team
Youth of Moscow: Russia
Name of coach
Sergey Zhilkin [personal], RUS, from 2018

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Nicknames
Dasha (riavrn.ru, 07 May 2016)
Hobbies
Reading books, listening to music, painting. (Athlete, 12 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in the S12 100m backstroke and S13 100m butterfly at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Apr 2021; Athlete, 12 Mar 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2019)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 18 Dec 2020)

In recognition of her achievements at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, she received the Order for Merit to the Fatherland [second grade] of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 10 Sep 2012)
Famous relatives
Her husband Alexander Pikalov represented the Russian Federation in Para swimming and won gold in the men's 4x100m freestyle 49 Points relay at the 2010 World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Her parents Alla Valeva and Sergey Stukalov are swimming coaches. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Apr 2021; Athlete, 20 Jul 2014; paralymp.ru, 16 Aug 2010)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 12 Mar 2021)
Other information
RETIREMENT PLAN
She plans to retire from the sport and pursue a career in coaching after the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. "In swimming, you can't afford to miss two or three years. Therefore, I will prepare for the 2020 Paralympic Games and after the Games I will leave the sport. I have two higher education diplomas and I would like to test myself in a coaching role." (riavrn.ru, 15 Nov 2019)

FURTHER STUDIES
In 2019 she graduated in adaptive physical education from Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health in St Petersburg, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2019; VK profile, 20 Aug 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 2012-09-02 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 2012-09-03 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 1 2012-09-03 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-09-04 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-09-04 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-09-07 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2012-09-07 1
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2013-08-12 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2013-08-12 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final 1 2013-08-13 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 2 2013-08-13 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final 1 2013-08-14 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2013-08-15 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2013-08-15 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2013-08-16 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2013-08-17 2
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final 1 2015-07-14 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 2 2015-07-14 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 2015-07-15 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2015-07-15 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2015-07-16 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2015-07-16 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2015-07-18 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2015-07-18 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2015-07-18 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2015-07-18 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 2015-07-19 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final 1 2015-07-19 1