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Oksana Boturchuk

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Family
Husband Sergiy Balaban, daughter Sofia [2009], son Mikhail [2017]
Residence
Dnipro, UKR
Occupation
Athlete, Teacher
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Psychology - Dnipro National University: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age nine in Nikopol, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
Her mother was involved in the sport and introduced her to a coach.
Club / Team
Invasport: Dnipro, UKR
Name of coach
Kostyantyn Rurak [personal], UKR, from 2010; Olena Rurak [personal], UKR

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Ukraine

General interest

Hobbies
Her family and children, psychology. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her husband Sergiy Balaban, and coach Kostyantyn Rurak. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
US sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger." (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
In recognition of her achievements at the Paralympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016, she was decorated with the Ukrainian Order for Merits. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016; zakon.rada.gov.ua, 17 Sep 2012, 07 Oct 2008)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 31 Dec 2020; Athlete, 14 Mar 2020)
Famous relatives
Her husband Sergiy Balaban is a Ukrainian Master of Sport in judo an sambo. Her mother was a Candidate for Master of Sport in athletics. (newreporter.info, 02 Jan 2013; gorod.dp.ua, 17 Sep 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2020)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of a car accident in 1997. (newreporter.info, 02 Jan 2013)
Other information
FILM
In 2020 a movie called 'Pulse' that was based on her biography was released. "The movie's slogan is 'Live. Dream. Come on.' And this film is about the fact that there is always a positive side in everything. I just told my story." (hromadske.ua, 04 Feb 2020; gorod.dp.ua, 01 Apr 2019)

OCCUPATION
She has worked as a physical education teacher at the Chair of Physical Education at the Faculty of Law at the Dnipro State University of Internal Affairs in Ukraine. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2020; dduvs.in.ua, 14 Nov 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T12 Heat 3 1
Women's 100 m T12 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m T12 Final A 1
Women's 200 m T12 Heat 2 1
Women's 200 m T12 Heat 2 1
Women's 200 m T12 Final A 1
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 1 9999
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F12 Final Round 8
Women's 400 m T12 Final A 2
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 3 1
Women's 200 m T12 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m T12 Heat 1 1
Women's 200 m T12 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m T12 Final A 1
Women's 100 m T12 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m T12 Heat 3 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 3 2011-01-26 2
Women's 400 m T12 Final 2011-01-27 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T12 Heat 3 2012-09-01 2
Women's 100 m T12 Heat 2 2012-09-01 1
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 2 2012-09-02 1
Women's 100 m T12 Final Round 2012-09-02 3
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 1 2012-09-03 1
Women's 400 m T12 Final Round 2012-09-04 2
Women's 200 m T12 Final Round 2012-09-06 4
Women's 200 m T12 Heat 2 2012-09-06 1
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T12 Semifinal 2 2013-07-20 1
Women's 200 m T12 Final 1 2013-07-21 1
Women's 100 m T12 Heat 4 2013-07-23 2
Women's 100 m T12 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 2
Women's 100 m T12 Final 1 2013-07-24 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 1 2015-10-22 2
Women's 400 m T12 Final 1 2015-10-23 2
Women's 200 m T12 Heat 4 2015-10-24 2
Women's 200 m T12 Final 1 2015-10-25 2
Women's 200 m T12 Semifinal 2 2015-10-25 2
Women's 100 m T12 Heat 1 2015-10-26 3
Women's 100 m T12 Final 1 2015-10-28 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T12 Heat 2 2016-09-08 9999
Women's 200 m T12 Heat 2 2016-09-11 2
Women's 200 m T12 Final Round 2016-09-12 2
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 3 2016-09-15 1
Women's 400 m T12 Final Round 2016-09-17 2