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Ganna Ielisavetska

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S2, SB1, SM2

Further personal information

Family
Husband Ievgen Poltavskyi, daughter Sofia [2015]
Residence
Dnipropetrovsk, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
German, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Law - Interregional Academy of Personnel Management: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in school, but struggled and eventually stopped. She returned to the sport at age 20.
Why this sport?
She returned to swimming for rehabilitation as her health had deteriorated.
Club / Team
Invasport: Dnipropetrovsk, UKR
Name of coach
Gennady Vdovychenko, UKR, from 2001

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Brno

General interest

Nicknames
Anya (invasport.org.ua, 11 Aug 2014)
Hobbies
Music, cinema, shopping, travelling, photography. (VK profile, 25 Jul 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning five gold medals with five world records at the 2010 World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2014)
Most influential person in career
Her parents, and coach Gennady Vdovychenko. (invasport.org.ua, 07 Jan 2012)
Injuries
She became ill a few months before the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and was put on a course of antibiotics. Despite being unsure if she would participate, she went on to win a silver medal and set a European record at the Games. (invasport.org.ua, 24 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I got my love for hard work from my dad. I always try to achieve my goals. And I never complain. My mum is kind and soft, but I am rigid, with an iron grip." (invasport.org.ua, 07 Jan 2012)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 04 Mar 2016)
Famous relatives
Her husband Ievgen Poltavskyi also competed for Ukraine in para-swimming and won bronze in the 4x100m medley relay at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2014)
Other information
COACH
She has spoken about the influence that her long-time coach Gennady Vdovychenko has had on her career. "I never want to leave him. I couldn't be anything without him. He taught me everything that I can do in swimming. I owe all my achievements to him." (invasport.org.ua, 07 Jan 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 2 2
Women's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 1
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final Round 2
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Heat 2 2
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 1
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 2 2
Women's 200 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2012-09-03 5
Women's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 2012-09-05 2
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final 1 2013-08-14 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final 1 2013-08-16 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Intermediate Time 2013-08-16 1