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Valeriia Shabalina

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Chelyabinsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age seven in Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged into the sport by her parents.
Club / Team
Chelyabinsk Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.7: Russia
Name of coach
Tatiana Novikova [personal], RUS, from 2009

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Eindhoven, NED

General interest

Nicknames
Lera (1obl.ru, 08 Aug 2014)
Hobbies
Painting. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in the S14 200m freestyle and SM14 200m individual medley at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Apr 2021; Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Evgeny Rylov. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 30 Dec 2020)

In 2020, 2019 and 2014 she was named among the ten Best Para Athletes of the Chelyabinsk region in the Russian Federation. (chelsport.ru, 24 Dec 2020; pravmin74.ru, 17 Dec 2019; sportevents74.ru, 24 Dec 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (paralymp.ru, 28 Aug 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 1 2015-07-13 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final 1 2015-07-13 2
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 1 2015-07-15 1
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final 1 2015-07-15 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 2 2015-07-17 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final 1 2015-07-17 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 1 2015-07-19 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final 1 2015-07-19 2