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Nataliia Bespalova

Para dance sport


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
L&F2, SC2

Further personal information

One son
Other names
Nataliia Koreneva
Kiev, UKR
Russian, Ukrainian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para dance sport in 2007 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She always had an interest in dance, and was introduced to the sport by a friend she met at a manicure class. "Competitions are most of all a meeting of friends and acquaintances. It's like the sensation of always being on holiday. And it is also [a chance] to show other people in wheelchairs the possibilities of life with our condition."
Club / Team
Invasport: Kiev, UKR
Name of coach
Iryna Kotyrlo, UKR; Oleksandr Ivanov, UKR

General interest

Natasha (, 11 Feb 2014)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport in Ukraine. (, 28 Dec 2018)
She has paraplegia as the result of a car accident in 1997. (, 11 Feb 2014)
Other information
Prior to the injury that resulted in her impairment, she was a kindergarten teacher. (, 17 Jun 2012)


Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships (Rome, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Single Class 2 Final 2015-11-07 10
Combi Standard Class 2 Final 2015-11-08 12
Combi Freestyle Class 2 Final 2015-11-08 17
Malle 2017 World Para Dance Sport World Championships (Malle, Belgium)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Single Freestyle Class 2 Final 2017-10-22 8
Combi Standard Class 2 Final 2017-10-22 11