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Natalia Seriakova

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7

Further personal information

Family
Husband Anton Seriakov
Residence
Novokuznetsk, RUS
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She swam when she was younger but stopped after acquiring her impairment at about age 17. She got involved in Para swimming in around 2014 after an adaptive sports centre opened in her hometown.
Club / Team
Kuzbass Regional Centre of Preparation in Adaptive Sports: Novokuznetsk, RUS
Name of coach
Alexei Kolbin [personal], RUS

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swimming means a lot to me. It's like air. I breathe it." (city-n.ru, 05 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 21 Jan 2020; minsport.gov.ru, 30 Dec 2019)
Famous relatives
Her husband Anton Seriakov has played wheelchair rugby and received the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (rcsp-kuzbass.ru, 20 Mar 2020)
Impairment
She lost the movement in her legs and began using a wheelchair after she was involved in an accident at about age 17. (tvn-tv.ru, 14 Nov 2017)