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Nigorakhon Mirzokhidova

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Residence
Tashkent, UZB
Occupation
Student
Languages
Arabic, English, Italian, Russian, Uzbek
Higher education
Sports Psychology - National University of Uzbekistan: Tashkent, UZB

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming training in 2010 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Why this sport?
Her parents enrolled her in swimming to treat her scoliosis [curvature of the spine] and flat feet, and she gradually became interested in the sport.
Club / Team
Tashkent Specialised Youth Sports School of Olympic Reserve: Uzbekistan
Name of coach
Ravshan Karimov [personal], UZB

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Uzbekistan
Location
Sheffield, ENG

General interest

Nicknames
Nigora (olympic.uz, 11 Sep 2019)
Hobbies
Playing the piano, studying foreign languages. (Athlete, 25 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the S13 100m backstroke at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Apr 2021; Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu. (Athlete, 25 Mar 2021)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport in Uzbekistan. (Athlete, 25 Mar 2021)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to set Paralympic and world records in 100m backstroke. (Athlete, 25 Mar 2021)