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Hanna Harchakova

Para dance sport
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
L&F2, SC2

Further personal information

Family
Husband Alexei
Residence
Minsk, BLR
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Sports Administrator
Languages
Belarusian, English, German, Russian
Higher education
Psychology - Belarusian State Pedagogical University: Minsk, BLR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1997.
Why this sport?
"[I went] to practise at the rehabilitation centre for people with impairments. There, I saw Para dance sport for the first time. Since childhood, I have loved music, various rhythms, I almost graduated from music school in piano and then fate sent me a long-awaited gift, the opportunity to try my hand at dance. It all started as hobby, but after a month I earned my first medal."

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, especially historic literature, travelling, playing music. (minsknews.by, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her parents, husband and teachers. (belta.by, 07 Mar 2019)
Hero / Idol
English theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking. (minsknews.by, 08 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you work hard, make efforts, you will most likely achieve your goal." (minsknews.by, 14 Oct 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she was honoured with the title of Resident of the Year in Minsk, Belarus. (minsknews.by, 08 Mar 2018)
Impairment
She was born with a congenital spinal disease. She underwent experimental treatment at age three, spending four years in hospital. (belta.by, 07 Mar 2019; minsknews.by, 08 Mar 2018;14 Oct 2018)
Other information
COACHING
She is very experienced coach working around the world. "I am often invited to teach in other countries in the world, especially in the Netherlands and United States of America. I have given classes in Moscow too." (belta.by, 07 Mar 2019)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She is a chairman of the board at the Belarusian Association of the People with Impairments [BielOn] in Minsk and head of the dance school Dar in Minsk, which she opened in 2013. "For a long time I wanted to develop programmes, methods of helping parents of children and young people with disabilities." She volunteers at the Republican Association of People with Impairments on Wheelchairs and she works as an instructor for active rehabilitation. (belta.by, 07 Mar 2019; minsknews.by, 14 Oct 2018)

INTERNATIONAL BACKGROUND
Her father is Belarusian and her mother comes from Kazakhstan, where she was born. When she was a child she lived for a few years in Germany, where her father was serving in the military, and then they moved to Belarus. (belta.by, 07 Mar 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships Tokyo 2004 (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Standard Dances Class 2 Final Round 3
IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships Arnhem 2006 (Arnhem, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Combination Standard Class 2 Final Round 2
Mixed Combination Latin Class 2 Final Round 3
IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships Minsk 2008 (Minsk, Belarus)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Combi Latin 2 Final Ranking 2
Mixed Combi Standard 2 Final Ranking 1
2013 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Combi Standard Class 2 Final 2013-12-07 3
Mixed Combi Latin Class 2 Final 2013-12-08 4
2015 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships (Rome, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Combi Latin Class 2 Final 2015-11-07 2
Combi Standard Class 2 Final 2015-11-08 1
Malle 2017 World Para Dance Sport World Championships (Malle, Belgium)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Combi Freestyle Class 2 Final 2017-10-21 8
Combi Standard Class 2 Final 2017-10-22 1