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Natalya Zvyagintseva

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S6, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Karaganda, KAZ
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para swimming in 2009 in Karaganda, Kazakhstan.
Club / Team
Karaganda Regional Sports School for the Impaired: Kazakhstan
Name of coach
Natalya Manokhina [personal], KAZ, from 2013

General interest

Hobbies
Knitting. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in S5 50m backstroke at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Natalya Manokhina. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You should only look forward to the future, without paying attention to your impairment." (ekaraganda.kz, 18 Feb 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2015 she was named as one of the two Best Athletes of the Year in the Strength of Will category in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan. (ekaraganda.kz, 26 Dec 2015)

She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (kazsports.kz, 20 Dec 2017)
Impairment
She was born with hypertension and required brain surgery. Following the operation she was left unable to walk. (ekaraganda.kz, 18 Feb 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final 1 2015-07-18 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2015-07-18 8
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2016-09-08 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 2016-09-08 7
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2017-12-02 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2017-12-02 6
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final 1 2017-12-04 1
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 2017-12-04 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2017-12-05 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2017-12-05 5
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2017-12-06 5