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Mariia Udachina

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S1, SB1, SM1

Further personal information

Residence
Arkhangelsk, RUS
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began going to a swimming pool in 2006. It took her four years to get comfortable in the water, and she started swimming two years later.
Why this sport?
Her parents took her to a swimming pool for rehabilitation. Coach Elena Yakovleva realised that it was possible to train her seriously six years later.
Club / Team
Arkhangelsk Regional Adaptive Sports School: Russia
Name of coach
Elena Yakovleva [personal], RUS

General interest

Nicknames
Masha (VK profile, 08 Jun 2020)
Hobbies
Learning to speak English, going to the cinema and the theatre, watching sport, reading. (29.ru, 16 Nov 2018; dvina29.ru, 26 May 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2017 and 2018 she was named among the Best Para Athletes in the Arkhangelsk region of the Russian Federation. (news29.ru, 23 Dec 2018; izvestia29.ru, 24 Dec 2017)

She has received the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 18 May 2019; minsport.gov.ru, 28 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To win medals at the Paralympic Games. (29.ru, 16 Nov 2018)