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Nadiia Sivak

Para dance sport

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Husband Ivan Sivak, daughter Darya [2013]
Other names
Nadezhda Verbitskaya

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in 2007, dividing her training between Rivno and Kiev in Ukraine.

General interest

Nicknames
Nadenka (dislife.ru, 09 Dec 2008)
Awards and honours
She held the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dislife.ru, 09 Dec 2008)
Famous relatives
Her husband Ivan Sivak was her dance partner and the pair won numerous world and European titles together. (paralympic.org, 10 Jan 2014)
Impairment
In 2000 at age 19, she was helping neighbours erect an iron gate when a section fell on her and broke her back. (gazeta.ua, 12 Sep 2013)
Other information
PASSED AWAY
She passed away in October 2016. (paralympic.org, 12 Oct 2016)

HUSBAND
Not long after they had met, her husband Ivan fitted a 'ring' made of a tomato ketchup packet on her finger, and told her, "Now I know what size ring you are". Six months later, he proposed to her with a gold ring and she accepted. The couple then began dancing together. (gazeta.ua, 12 Sep 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Duo Latin Class 2 Final 2013-12-07 1
Mixed Duo Standard Class 2 Final 2013-12-08 1
2015 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships (Rome, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Duo Standard Class 2 Final 2015-11-07 3
Combi Standard Class 2 Final 2015-11-08 11
Duo Latin Class 2 Final 2015-11-08 1