Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S13, SB13, SM13
Further personal information
Arabic, English, Italian, Russian, Uzbek
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
Nigora (olympic.uz, 11 Sep 2019)
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)
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to set Paralympic and world records in 100m backstroke. (Athlete, 25 Mar 2021)