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Margarita Goncharova

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T38, F38

Further personal information

Family
Husband Ivan Goncharov
Other names
Margarita Koptilova
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Moscow State Academy of Physical Education: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 13 in Volsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her mother introduced her to a youth sports school for people with an impairment. During a local competition she was spotted by coach Taisiya Borisova, who encouraged her to begin running.
Club / Team
Vorobyovy Gory: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Alexandra Antonova [personal], RUS, from 2012

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Netherlands

General interest

Nicknames
Margo, Rita (Athlete, 28 May 2016)
Hobbies
Painting. (Athlete, 27 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning multiple medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 27 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her first coach. (Athlete, 28 May 2016)
Hero / Idol
Her husband Ivan Goncharov, Russian sprinter Alexandra Antonova, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbaeva. (Athlete, 28 May 2016)
Awards and honours
She was presented with the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] and the Order of Friendship in recognition of her performances at the Paralympic Games in 2008 and 2012. (pravo.gov.ru, 12 Sep 2012; kremlin.ru, 30 Sep 2009)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 18 Jul 2019; Athlete, 28 May 2016)
Famous relatives
Her husband Ivan Goncharov represented the Russian Federation in Nordic skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010 and 2014. He also competed in Para athletics at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (SportsDeskOnline, 24 Oct 2019; paralympic.org, 28 Oct 2015; sochi2014.com, 16 Mar 2014)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy due to a medical error. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T38 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m T38 Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T38 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m T38 Heat 1 2
Women's 100 m T38 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m T38 Heat 1 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T38 Heat 2 2011-01-22 2
Women's 200 m T38 Final 2011-01-23 1
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 2011-01-24 2
Women's 100 m T38 Heat 2 2011-01-25 1
Women's 100 m T38 Final 2011-01-26 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F37/38 Final Round 2012-08-31 1
Women's 100 m T38 Final Round 2012-09-01 1
Women's 100 m T38 Heat 1 2012-09-01 2
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 2012-09-04 1
Women's 200 m T38 Final Round 2012-09-06 2
Women's 200 m T38 Heat 1 2012-09-06 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T38 Semifinal 2 2013-07-21 3
Women's 200 m T38 Final 1 2013-07-22 3
Women's 100 m T38 Semifinal 1 2013-07-23 4
Women's 100 m T38 Final 1 2013-07-24 4
Women's Long Jump T37/38 Final 1 2013-07-26 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T38 Final 1 2015-10-22 3
Women's 400 m T38 Final 1 2015-10-25 1
Women's Long Jump T38 Final 1 2015-10-27 1
Women's 200 m T38 Final 1 2015-10-29 1
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 1 2015-10-31 2