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Uliana Podpalnaya



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature

Further personal information

Barnaul, RUS
Athlete, Student
English, Russian
Higher education
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

General interest

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. (, 06 Aug 2015)
Other sports
She competed for Russia in para-swimming at the 2010 World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (, 15 Aug 2010)
Famous relatives
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. (, 03 Oct 2015)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 6
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 2 4
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 5