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Olga Poteshkina

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Family
Husband Denis
Residence
Togliatti, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Teaching - Togliatti State University: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age nine at the Olymp Sports Complex in Togliatti, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She began swimming following a doctor's recommendation.
Club / Team
Olymp Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.10: Togliatti, RUS
Name of coach
Alla Zhuravleva [personal], RUS; Elena Belkova, RUS

General interest

Hobbies
Baking cakes. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in 100m backstroke at the 2020 European Championships in Funchal, Portugal. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021; tltsport.ru, 21 May 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her coach Alla Zhuravleva. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Yuliya Efimova. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Only forward!" (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2020 she received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.samregion.ru, 08 Oct 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Impairment
Her impairment was caused by a birth trauma. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)