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Olga Sergienko

Athletics | Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Family
Son Alexander
Residence
Yugorsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Economist
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Economics - Ural State Professional Pedagogical University: Yekaterinburg, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2007 at age 35 in her home town of Yugorsk, Russia.
Why this sport?
After doing para-powerlifting for almost 10 years, she switched to para-athletics.
Club / Team
Yugra Centre of Adaptive Sport: Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS
Name of coach
Eduard Isakov
Coach from which country?
Russia
Coach from what year?
1998
Training Regime
She trains twice a day, five days a week.

International debut

Year
1999
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Budapest, HUN

General interest

Hobbies
Driving, reading. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Most influential person in career
Her coach. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Hero / Idol
Czech javelin thrower Jan Zelezny. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She always wears a cross. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Forward and only forward." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2011)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Russia. (csi-ugra.ru, 24 Jun 2014)
Other sports
She competed in powerlifting at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. In 2012, she began to play sitting volleyball. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2011; ugra-tv.ru, 28 Nov 2012)
Ambitions
To win gold at a Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 04 Feb 2011)
Impairment
Her right leg was amputated following a road accident when she was 24. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012; ugra.aif.ru, 18 Feb 2014)
Other information
MOTOR RALLY
In 2013 she took part in a regional motor rally called 'Yugra Accessible to Everyone', where she made a round trip from Khanty-Mansiysk to Surgut with the other 11 drivers who each had impairments. (ugra-tv.ru, 14 Oct 2013)

SITTING VOLLEYBALL
After the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, she founded a sitting volleyball team in her home city Yugorsk, Russia and was named best player at the 2012 Russian Championships held in the Tula region of Russia. (ugra-tv.ru, 28 Nov 2012, 04 Dec 2012)

SECOND COACH
She refers to her son Alexander as her 'second coach' because he is so supportive of her. (neinvalid.ru, 08 Jul 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F55/56/57 Final Round 9
Women's Discus Throw F57 Final Round 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F57/58 Final Round 11
Women's Javelin F57/58 Final Round 4
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -67.5 kg Final Round 6
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F57/58 Final 2011-01-23 12
Women's Javelin F57/58 Final 2011-01-25 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-06 6
Women's Shot Put F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-08 12