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Mariia Lafina

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S4, SB3, SM4

Further personal information

Residence
Kiev, UKR
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Finance - Ukraine Open International University of Human Development: Kiev, UKR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2005 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Club / Team
Invasport: Kiev, UKR
Name of coach
Nikolai Ilin [national]; Tatiana Ilina [national]

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Eindhoven, NED

General interest

Nicknames
Masha, Lafochka (VK profile, 05 May 2016; Facebook profile, 05 May 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Athlete, 27 Mar 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her coaches. (Athlete, 27 Mar 2015)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian swimmer Yana Klochkova. (Athlete, 27 Mar 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is my life. It is very hard, physically and morally." (sonstaun.org.ua, 22 Sep 2017)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (Athlete, 27 Mar 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2015-07-14 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2015-07-14 4
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 2015-07-15 1
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final 1 2015-07-15 2
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2015-07-17 5
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 2015-07-17 2
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 2015-07-19 3
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2015-07-19 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 2 2016-09-12 1
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 2016-09-12 6
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 2016-09-14 2
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 2016-09-14 2
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 2016-09-16 1
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 2016-09-16 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2016-09-17 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2016-09-17 4