Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age six in Novotroitsk, Russian Federation, and switched to para-swimming after getting injured.
Why this sport?
She was involved in swimming before she had her accident. She returned to training after a course of rehabilitation and was inspired by an example of the Russian para-swimmer Olesya Vladykina.
Name of coach
Sergey Molchanov [father], RUS, from 2013
Listening to music, spending time with friends. (Athlete, 30 Apr 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two silver medals at the 2014 French Open Championship in Aix-en-Provence, France, and bronze at the 2015 IWAS World Games in Sochi, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 30 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 30 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
Russian para-swimmer Olesya Vladykina. (Athlete, 30 Apr 2016)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 30 Apr 2016)
Her grandfather Nikolay Kolmakov played volleyball and was a Master of Sport in Russia. (ria56.ru, 07 Mar 2014)
At age 14, she sustained an injury to her spinal cord following an accident at a water park. (ria56.ru, 07 Mar 2014; Athlete, 30 Apr 2016)