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female Para swimmer Mariia Pavlova

Mariia Pavlova

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S8, SB7, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Management - Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration: Moscow, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age six in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her parents enrolled her in swimming classes to aid rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Youth of Moscow: Russia
Name of coach
Natalia Stepanova [club], RUS, from 2012

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Russia
Location
Sochi, RUS

General interest

Nicknames
Masha (VK profile, 10 Mar 2021)
Hobbies
Reading, listening to music, photography. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in S8 100m backstroke at the 2016 European Championships in Funchal, Portugal. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Apr 2021; Athlete, 25 Feb 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2021)