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Oksana Zubkovska



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
T12, F12

Further personal information

Son Ivan
Kyiv, UKR
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine: Kyiv, 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.
Club / Team
Invasport: Kyiv, UKR
Name of coach
Mykola Mamchur [personal], UKR, from 2015

International debut

Competing for

General interest

Cooking, spending time with her son. (Athlete, 30 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T12 long jump at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Aug 2021; Athlete, 29 Mar 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Mykola Mamchur. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The most important thing in sport is to love sport." (, 14 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (, 31 Dec 2020)

In recognition of her achievements at the Paralympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016, she received the Orders for Merit [third, second and first grades] in Ukraine. (, 04 Oct 2016, 17 Sep 2012, 07 Oct 2008)
Other sports
She has represented Ukraine in able-bodied athletics and competed in long jump at the 2014 European Championships in Zurich, Switzerland, where she was ranked 19th. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Aug 2021;, 09 Aug 2014;, 14 Oct 2008)
She became the first female athlete representing Ukraine to win three Paralympic gold medals in Para athletics when she won the T12 long jump at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Aug 2021)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 28 Mar 2021)
She has had issues with her eyesight since childhood. She has about 5% vision. (, 29 Nov 2016;, 14 Oct 2008)


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