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Valeriia Kukanova

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Nizhny Novgorod, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Nizhny Novgorod State University: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age nine in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her grandmother took her to a swimming centre.
Club / Team
Sormovo: Nizhny Novgorod, RUS
Name of coach
Vadim Morozov, RUS, from 2004
Training Regime
She has up to 12 sessions per week, spread over six days.

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Reykjavík, ISL

General interest

Hobbies
Snowboarding, horse dressage. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 4x100m medley relay at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her parents and her coach. (Athlete, 04 Jul 2014)
Awards and honours
In March 2014 she took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi as it passed through her hometown of Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation. (visualrian.ru, 03 Mar 2014)

She holds the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 7
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 5
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 9999
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 7
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 2 2015-07-13 8
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final 1 2015-07-13 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2015-07-14 12
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2015-07-16 11
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2015-07-16 7
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2015-07-19 3