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Mariia Pomazan

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T35, F35

Further personal information

Residence
Zaporozhye, UKR
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching, History - Zaporozhye National University: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 19 in Zaporozhye, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She liked athletics and was offered a place to train at the Invasport club in Zaporozhye, Ukraine.
Club / Team
Invasport: Zaporozhye, UKR
Name of coach
Tamara Edisherashvili [personal], UKR, from 2008

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Ukraine
Location
Cheboksary, RUS

General interest

Nicknames
Masha (VK profile, 16 Mar 2021)
Hobbies
Fishing. (Athlete, 22 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the F35/36 shot put at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Aug 2021; Athlete, 09 Apr 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Tamara Edisherashvili. (Athlete, 26 Sep 2015)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian Para shot putter Alla Malchyk, Croatian discus thrower Sandra Perkovic. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
In recognition of her achievements at the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games, she received the Orders for Merit [third and second grades] in Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016; zakon2.rada.gov.ua, 17 Sep 2012)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (Athlete, 09 Apr 2020)
Ambitions
To win gold in the shot put at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 09 Apr 2020)
Other information
DOWNGRADE
She was initially given gold in the F35/36 discus event at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London but officials had made an error in calculating the final result and she was relegated to the silver medal position. Chinese athlete Wu Qing was awarded the gold instead. Pomazan said she then used the disappointment to help her win gold in the shot put event. "I was very, very angry. I didn't even know I could be that angry, so this resulted in very strong feelings for such a performance in the shot put." (standard.co.uk, 03 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F35/36 Final 2011-01-27 1
Women's Discus Throw F35/36 Final 2011-01-29 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F35/36 Final Round 2012-08-31 2
Women's Shot Put F35/36 Final Round 2012-09-02 1
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F35/36 Final 1 2013-07-21 1
Women's Discus Throw F35/36 Final 1 2013-07-25 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F35 Final 1 2015-10-27 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F35 Final Round 2016-09-15 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F35 Final 1 2017-07-21 1