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Olga Iakibiuk

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Residence
Odessa, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Law - Odessa National University: Odessa, UKR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2006 in Odessa, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
"Because I love water."
Club / Team
Invasport: Odessa, UKR
Name of coach
Gennady Vdovichenko [national]; Lyubov Vorobyova [personal], from 2009

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Eindhoven, NED

General interest

Nicknames
Olya (VK profile, 26 Sep 2017)
Hobbies
Meeting people, travelling, reading. (VK profile, 02 Mar 2018; Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S11 400m freestyle at the 2011 European Championships in Berlin, Germany, and winning silver in the S11 100m butterfly at the 2013 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (Athlete, 19 Apr 2015, 13 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Lyubov Vorobyova. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian Para swimmers Viktor Smyrnov and Oleksandr Mashchenko, Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk. (Athlete, 19 Apr 2015)
Injuries
Due to a shoulder injury, she could not perform to her best at the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Athlete, 19 Apr 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Without difficulty you can't catch a fish from a pond." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 30 Dec 2016)
Impairment
She lost her vision in an automobile accident. (vo.od.ua, 26 Jul 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final Round 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 2 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S11 Final Round 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2012-08-31 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2012-09-01 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2012-09-07 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2012-09-07 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 2 2012-09-08 4
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2013-08-13 12
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2013-08-14 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2013-08-15 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2013-08-15 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S11 Final 1 2013-08-16 2
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2015-07-13 9
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2015-07-14 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 2 2015-07-16 10
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2015-07-17 10
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 2015-07-19 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2016-09-10 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2016-09-10 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 3 2016-09-12 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2016-09-15 6