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Irina Vertinskaya

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
F37

Further personal information

Residence
Moscow, RUS
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in December 2013 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She switched from arm wrestling to Para athletics.
Club / Team
Vorobyovy Gory: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Viktor Suprunov [personal], RUS

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Swansea, WAL

General interest

Hobbies
Horse riding, photography, travel, music. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the F37 shot put at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Mar 2021; Athlete, 25 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Irina Gromova. (Athlete, 29 Sep 2015)
Hero / Idol
New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Success is a result of preparation, hard work and learning from your mistakes." (VK profile, 29 Sep 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2021 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 11 Mar 2021)
Other sports
She has also competed in arm wrestling and won a gold medal at the 2009 World Championships in Italy. (Athlete, 29 Sep 2015; thearmwrestlingarchives.com, 31 Dec 2009)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2015-10-23 3
Women's Discus Throw F38 Final 1 2015-10-26 9