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Olga Sviderska

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S4, SB3, SM4

Further personal information

Residence
Kropyvnytskyi, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Accounting - Poltava University of Economics and Trade: Poltava, UKR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in 2003 in Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She has enjoyed spending time in the water since childhood.
Club / Team
Kropyvnytskyi Youth Sports School No.1: Ukraine
Name of coach
Olena Kuznitsova [personal], UKR, from 2006

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Nicknames
Olya (uc.kr.ua, 19 Sep 2012)
Hobbies
Spending time with family, reading, studying languages, painting. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a total of five medals [two silver and three bronze] at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Olena Kuznitsova, and her parents. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Faster, higher, stronger." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was named an Honorary Citizen of Kropyvnytskyi in Ukraine. (centr.kr.ua, 10 Oct 2017)

She received the Order of Princess Olga [second class] in Ukraine in recognition of her performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)

She was among the six nominees for the 2014 Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability award. (laureus.com, 26 Mar 2014)

She received the 2013 Sports Heroes of the Year national award in Ukraine. (paralympic.org.ua, 22 Apr 2014)

She received the 2013 Sports Pride of Ukraine award. (paralympic.org.ua, 22 Apr 2014)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 2012-09-03 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2012-09-03 1
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 2012-09-05 5
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 2012-09-06 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 2012-09-07 2
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2013-08-12 1
Women's 200 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2013-08-12 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2013-08-14 1
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2013-08-14 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2013-08-14 3
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 2 2013-08-15 2
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final 1 2013-08-15 1
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final 1 2013-08-16 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2013-08-16 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2013-08-16 1
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final 1 2013-08-17 1
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 1 2013-08-17 1
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2015-07-13 2
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 1 2015-07-13 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2015-07-14 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2015-07-14 2
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 2 2015-07-15 3
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final 1 2015-07-15 3
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2015-07-17 4
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 2015-07-17 7
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final 1 2015-07-18 3
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 2 2015-07-18 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2016-09-08 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 2016-09-08 3
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 2016-09-09 3
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 1 2016-09-09 1
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 1 2016-09-10 2
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 2016-09-10 4
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 2016-09-12 2
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 2016-09-12 2
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 2016-09-14 2
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 2016-09-14 4