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Kateryna Tkachuk

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Residence
Odessa, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
German, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Linguistics - Rivne State University of Humanities: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 15 in Rivne, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
"I just wanted to learn how to swim but, for curiosity, I went to a competition, and then it started. At the first competition I won a microwave. After that I knew that I would do swimming."
Club / Team
Invasport: Odessa, UKR
Name of coach
Lyubov Vorobyova [personal], UKR, from 2018

General interest

Nicknames
Katia (Facebook profile, 07 Mar 2021)
Hobbies
Music. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S11 100m backstroke at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Aug 2021; Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Lyubov Vorobyova. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 and 2019 she was named among the Best Para Athletes of the Year in the Odessa region of Ukraine. (odessa-sport.info, 08 Jan 2020; vo.od.ua, 24 Jan 2019)

She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 31 Dec 2020; Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 2 2016-09-09 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final Round 2016-09-09 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2016-09-10 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 3 2016-09-12 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2016-09-15 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 1 2016-09-16 4