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Nataliia Oliinyk

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Anastasia
Residence
Popasna, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2009 at age 28 in Popasna, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
"I remember lying on the bed, watching TV, and there were Paralympic athletes competing. And, looking at them, I decided I would become an athlete too."
Club / Team
Renaissance Sports Institution: Popasna, UKR
Name of coach
Andriy Ivzhenko [personal], UKR

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Ukraine
Location
Dubai, UAE

General interest

Hobbies
Needlework, cooking. (Athlete, 19 Apr 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 79kg category at the 2021 World Cup in Manchester, England. (Athlete, 19 Apr 2021; tribun.com.ua, 02 Apr 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Oleksandr Alfyorov. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There are no difficulties in weightlifting for me. I have never had a desire to give up my hobby." (popasnaya.city, 13 Sep 2018)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 31 Dec 2020)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 19 Apr 2021)
Impairment
In 2008 she was helping her parents with repairs on their house when she fell backwards down a flight of stairs and fractured her spinal cord. (popasnaya.city, 13 Sep 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
Prior to acquiring her impairment, she worked as a painter and plasterer. (popasnaya.city, 13 Sep 2018)