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Oksana Zubkovska

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Family
Son Ivan
Residence
Kiev, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - National University of Physical Education and Sport: Kiev, UKR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1998 in Mena, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She got involved in sports after coach Nadezhda Taratukhina visited her school and invited the students to a training session. She got her first taste of the long jump at a local competition. Hurdling and high jump were not included in the programme so she competed in long jump and, to her surprise, won the competition. A lack of interest meant it was some years before she pursued the discipline, which came only after encouragement from coach Yury Gorbachenko.
Name of coach
Mykola Mamchur [personal], UKR, from 2015

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Ukraine

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in long jump at the Paralympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016. (luxpersons.com, 14 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Mykola Mamchur. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The most important thing in sports is to love sports." (luxpersons.com, 14 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)

In recognition of her achievements at the Paralympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016, she received the Orders for Merits [third, second and first grades] in Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016, 17 Sep 2012, 07 Oct 2008)
Other sports
She was a national champion in high jump before switching her focus to long jump. She has also represented Ukraine in able-bodied athletics, competing in long jump at the 2014 European Championships in Zurich, Switzerland, where she was ranked 19th. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 May 2017; xsport.ua, 09 Aug 2014; newvv.net, 14 Oct 2008)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (24tv.ua, 29 Nov 2016)
Impairment
She has had issues with her eyesight since childhood. She has about 5% vision. (24tv.ua, 29 Nov 2016; newvv.net, 14 Oct 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F12 Final Round 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-07 1
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T12 Final 1 2013-07-25 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T12 Final 1 2015-10-29 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T12 Final Round 2016-09-13 1
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T12 Final 1 2017-07-21 1