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Maryna Piddubna

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
English, English Literature, Translation/interpretation - Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2005 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to take up the sport at school by coaches who aimed to improve the pupils' health. "For me, the water is as reliable as the floor, like walking on the ground. I love just stroking along, thinking about things. It's cool. I like the speed, the bubbling of the water around you, the splashes. You feel like someone is racing alongside you. This, of course, is exciting."
Club / Team
Invasport: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Oksana Vorontsova [personal], UKR

General interest

Hobbies
Perfumery, reading, listening to music, studying languages. (Athlete, 19 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold and setting a world record in the S11 50m freestyle at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Aug 2021; mixsport.pro, 08 Sep 2020; Athlete, 06 Mar 2020; paralympic.org, 14 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fight until victory." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
She won the Strong Spirit prize at the 2019 Heroes of the Sports awards in Ukraine. (naiu.org.ua, 11 Mar 2020)

in recognition of her performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she received the Order of Princess Olga [third class] from the president of Ukraine (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 31 Dec 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2020)
Impairment
At age three she was treated for redness of the eyes that doctors attributed to conjunctivitis. She later underwent surgery, but her vision continued to deteriorate. (naiu.org.ua, 11 Mar 2020; nakipelo.ua, 24 Apr 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 3 2012-08-31 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2012-09-01 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final Round 2012-09-02 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 2 2012-09-02 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 3 2012-09-08 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final Round 2012-09-08 7
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final 1 2013-08-12 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2013-08-13 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2013-08-13 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2013-08-15 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2013-08-15 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final 1 2013-08-18 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 2 2013-08-18 3
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2015-07-13 11
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final 1 2015-07-15 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 2 2015-07-15 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 1 2015-07-16 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final 1 2015-07-16 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2015-07-17 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 2016-09-09 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final Round 2016-09-09 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2016-09-12 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2016-09-12 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2016-09-15 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2016-09-15 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 2 2016-09-16 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final Round 2016-09-16 4