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Elena Didenko

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Further personal information

Family
Husband Sergey Didenko, daughter Anastasia
Residence
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Psychology - Vitus Bering Kamchatka State University: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in December 2005 in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia.
Why this sport?
She met alpine skiing coach Sergey Didenko, who convinced her to try the sport.
Club / Team
Youth Adaptive Sports School in Paralympic Sports: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, RUS
Name of coach
Sergey Didenko [husband], RUS, from 2005

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Russia
Location
Pitztal

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with her daughter, listening to music, watching movies. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2010 Russian national championships. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her coach and husband Sergey Didenko. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2015)
Hero / Idol
Russian alpine skier Alexander Khoroshilov. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2015)
Ambitions
To win a Paralympic gold medal. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 13
Women's Slalom Standing Final Round 14
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-20 9
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-21 10