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Natalia Chekhonatska

Para dance sport

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
L&F2

Further personal information

Family
Partner Sergey Yermak
Residence
Sloviansk, UKR
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Information Technology - Donbass Institute of Technology and Management: Kramatorsk, UKR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2011 in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She took part in a regional beauty contest for women with an impairment and won the Miss Elegance title. At the contest she met a group of Para dancers who invited her to train at a newly-formed dance group.
Name of coach
Olena Kharchenko, UKR

General interest

Awards and honours
She has received the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2018)
Impairment
She has paraplegia as the result of falling from the ninth floor of an apartment block in August 2000. She was helping her friend clean her flat at the time of the fall, and sustained fractures to her spine, both legs, right arm and ruptured internal organs. (neinvalid.ru, 28 Jan 2013)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
Together with her dance partner and choreographer, Pavlo Ivlyushkin, she founded a charity foundation to help children with an impairment. (culturemeter.od.ua, 27 Jun 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Malle 2017 World Para Dance Sport World Championships (Malle, Belgium)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Combi Freestyle Class 1 Final 2017-10-21 1
Women's Single Class 1 Final 2017-10-22 5
Women's Single Freestyle Class 1 Final 2017-10-22 2