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19809-Maryna Verbova photo

Maryna Verbova

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S4, SB3, SM4

Further personal information

Residence
Zaporozhye, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in the sport at age 12 in Zaporozhye, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
Her health prevented her from taking up other sports.
Club / Team
Zaporozhye Regional School of Supreme Sports Skill: Ukraine
Name of coach
Oleg Udalov [personal], UKR, from 2010

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Ukraine

General interest

Hobbies
Reading books, painting, listening to music. (Athlete, 16 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S4 50m backstroke at the 2019 World Championships in London, England, and bronze in the S4 50m backstroke at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Aug 2021; Athlete, 05 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her family and coach Oleg Udalov. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Victory." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
In recognition of her performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she received the Order of Princess Olga [third class] of Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)

She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 31 Dec 2020)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 16 Mar 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2015-07-14 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2015-07-14 6
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final 1 2015-07-15 6
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 2 2015-07-15 6
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2015-07-17 9999
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 2015-07-17 5
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2015-07-19 4
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 2015-07-19 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 2016-09-14 5
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 2016-09-16 3
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 2016-09-16 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2016-09-17 5