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Orysia Ilchyna

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Residence
Ukraine
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Physical Education, Physiotherapy - Lviv State University of Physical Education: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 14 in Lviv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She first tried athletics as part of her physical education class. She liked the sport and pursued it competitively.
Club / Team
Invasport: Lviv, UKR
Name of coach
Tamara Edisherashvili [personal], UKR

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Ukraine
Location
Rhodes, GRE

General interest

Hobbies
Ice hockey. (24tv.ua, 29 Jan 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2009 International Blind Sports Federation [IBSA] Open European Championships in Rhodes, Greece. (24tv.ua, 29 Jan 2019; Athlete, 24 Jun 2017)
Hero / Idol
Soviet discus thrower Faina Melnyk. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Injuries
In 2011 she suffered a back injury that forced her to withdraw from competing in javelin throw afterwards. (24tv.ua, 29 Jan 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport motivates, and gives you confidence and sense in life. It is your lifestyle." (24tv.ua, 29 Jan 2019)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (paralympic.org.ua, 12 Aug 2021)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of an illness, sinusitis, that happened to her at age 15 and affected her vision. (24tv.ua, 29 Jan 2019; Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11/12 Final 2011-01-22 3
Women's Javelin F12/13 Final 2011-01-24 7
Women's Shot Put F12 Final 2011-01-26 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-01 7
Women's Shot Put F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-05 9
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11/12 Final 1 2013-07-20 6
Women's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2013-07-27 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F12 Final 1 2015-10-29 3
Women's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2015-10-31 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F12 Final Round 2016-09-14 4
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F12 Final 1 2017-07-21 1
Women's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2017-07-23 5