Type of Impairment
Further personal information
Sociology - Altai State University: Barnaul, RUS
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in para-athletics in late 2014. Prior to that she had been involved in para-swimming at elite level.
Why this sport?
Her parents encouraged her to do sports from a young age. After entering university, she gave up para-swimming and switched to para-athletics.
Club / Team
Patriot: Barnaul, RUS
Name of coach
Sergey Matyushin, RUS
Cooking, singing, spending time with friends, reading books. (Athlete, 30 May 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Becoming a Master of Sport in para-swimming at age 13. (Athlete, 30 May 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 30 May 2016)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Ryan Lochte. (Athlete, 30 May 2016)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport in para-swimming in the Russian Federation. (altaisport.ru, 06 Aug 2015)
She competed for Russia in para-swimming at the 2010 World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (paralympic.org, 15 Aug 2010)
Her parents Andrey and Tamara competed in para-powerlifting. Tamara Podpalnaya won gold medals at the 2000 and 2004 Paralympic Games and silver medals at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games. (altai-uor.ru, 03 Oct 2015)
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