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Oksana Berezovskaia

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Family
Husband Evgeny, daughter Anastasia
Other names
Oksana Emish
Residence
Omsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in 2013, at age 32, in Omsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"I wanted to do professional sports, so I approached the Paralympic Centre and was offered the chance to do fencing. I practised fencing for six months, then my coach fell ill and I tried shooting with friends. I really liked it, so I stayed in shooting."
Club / Team
Omsk Centre of Paralympic and Deaflympic Preparation: Russia
Name of coach
Natalia Zhilinskaya, RUS
Handedness
Right

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Antalya, TUR

General interest

Hobbies
Embroidery with glass beads, spending time with family. (Athlete, 10 Jan 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the SH1 10m air pistol standard event at the 2021 World Cup in Lima, Peru. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Aug 2021; Instagram profile, 20 Jun 2021)
Hero / Idol
Russian Para shooter Sergey Malyshev, Russian biathlete Evgeniy Garanichev. (Athlete, 10 Jan 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is my stimulus for life." (superomsk.ru, 14 Jul 2021)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 25 Dec 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the world championships, and to compete at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 10 Jan 2016)
Impairment
She sustained a blood infection after the removal of a carbuncle. It resulted in an impairment to her legs and she has used a wheelchair since 2008. (Athlete, 10 Jan 2016; omskgorsovet.ru, 20 Mar 2015)