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Natalia Dalekova

Shooting
1

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Residence
Samara, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Pedagogy - Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up shooting in 2002 in Samara, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
At school she was doing taekwondo and judo but gave it up during her college studies. Then she began playing table tennis, until her coach suggested she try shooting.
Club / Team
Samara School of Supreme Sports Skill No.5: Russia
Name of coach
Vladimir Volkov, RUS, from 2005
Training Regime
She trains six times a week.
Handedness
Right

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Wroclaw, POL

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the SH1 air pistol at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her coaches. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Hero / Idol
Russian pole vaulter Elena Isinbaeva. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
She carried the Paralympic torch through her hometown of Samara, Russian Federation, during the relay for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (vkonline.ru, 31 Oct 2013; samaratoday.ru, 10 Feb 2014)

For winning bronze at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, she received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] from the president of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 30 Sep 2009)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She was born without a left arm. (novayasamara.ru, 20 Feb 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 5
Women's Air Pistol SH1 Final Round 3
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2010-07-22 15
Team P2 - Women's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2010-07-22 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P2 - Women's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2012-08-31 8
P2 - Women's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Final Round 2012-08-31 8
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-20 10