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Elena Ivanova

Athletics
3

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T36

Further personal information

Family
Son Vladislav [2013]
Other names
Elena Sviridova
Residence
Rostov-na-Donu, RUS
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Economics - St. Petersburg State University of Economics: Cheboksary, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 16 in Cheboksary, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
An athletics coach invited her to try the sport.
Club / Team
Rostov Regional Centre of Olympic Preparation No.1: Russia
Name of coach
Nikolay Romanov [personal], RUS, from 2007; Olga Isupova [personal], RUS

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Russia

General interest

Nicknames
Lena (rsport.ru, 07 Sep 2012)
Hobbies
Watching movies, taking walks with her son. (Athlete, 27 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 27 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Nikolay Romanov, her son and her mother. (Athlete, 07 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She has a ring with the engraving 'Save and Protect' written on it. (Athlete, 31 May 2016)
Awards and honours
In recognition of her performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, she was presented with the Order of Friendship by the president of the Russian Federation. (pravo.gov.ru, 12 Sep 2012)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 19 Feb 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (cheb.mk.ru, 17 Feb 2021; Athlete, 27 Mar 2020)
Impairment
She has had cerebral palsy since she was a child. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2015 she graduated with a coaching degree from Chuvash State Pedagogical University in Cheboksary, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 07 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T36 Heat 1 2011-01-22 1
Women's 200 m T36 Final 2011-01-23 1
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 2011-01-24 2
Women's 100 m T36 Heat 1 2011-01-25 1
Women's 100 m T36 Final 2011-01-26 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T36 Heat 2 2012-09-01 1
Women's 200 m T36 Final Round 2012-09-01 1
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 2012-09-04 1
Women's 100 m T36 Final Round 2012-09-08 1
Women's 100 m T36 Heat 2 2012-09-08 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T36 Final 1 2015-10-25 1
Women's 100 m T36 Final 1 2015-10-27 1
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 1 2015-10-31 2