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Oxana Savchenko

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Residence
Ufa, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Politician
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Engineering, Firefighting Studies - Ufa State Petroleum Technological University: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age six in Kamchatka, Russia.
Why this sport?
Her mother encouraged her to start in order to stay healthy.
Club / Team
Arslan: Ufa, RUS
Name of coach
Igor Tveryakov, RUS, from 2006

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Durban, RSA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2006 World Championships in Durban, South Africa. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her mother and current coach. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2015)
Hero / Idol
French swimmer Laure Manaudou. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2015)
Injuries
She missed the season after the 2012 Paralympic Games in London due to back injury. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2015)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russia. (sgvibor.ru, 25 Mar 2015)

For her achievements at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games, she was awarded the Order of Honour and the Order of Friendship by the president of Russia. (kremlin.ru, 30 Sep 2009, 10 Sep 2012)
Impairment
She was born with glaucoma. (paralympic.org, 01 Jul 2011)
Other information
POLITICIAN
In 2013 she was elected deputy of the State Assembly [Kurultay] of Bashkortostan, Russia where she deals with sports popularisation and para-sports promotion issues. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heats 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heats 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heats 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final Round 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 2 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 1 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-08-30 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-08-30 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 2012-09-03 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 2 2012-09-03 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 3 2012-09-04 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-09-04 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 2012-09-05 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 2012-09-05 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-09-07 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-09-07 1