Type of Impairment
Further personal information
Finance - Samara State University of Economics: Russia
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2009 in Chapayevsk, Russian Federation. In 2016 she switched from shot put and javelin throw to wheelchair racing events.
Why this sport?
She was spotted by coach Marina Vostrikova, who invited her to join her group.
Club / Team
Vorobyovy Gory: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Sergey Shilov [personal], RUS; Alexei Vasyatkin [personal], RUS
Nika (Instagram profile, 27 Apr 2020)
Listening to music, going to concerts, reading, dogs. (Athlete, 28 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in shot put at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and winning gold in the T34 400m at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (Athlete, 28 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her grandfather. (Athlete, 21 Dec 2015)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian javelin thrower Andreas Thorkildsen. (Athlete, 21 Dec 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"In the garden of abandoned hopes, under the shadow of darkness and storm, the unfortunate man wandered through the ruins, collecting happiness." (VK profile, 31 Mar 2021)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 28 Mar 2020)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 28 Oct 2019)
|Women's Javelin F52/53/33/34||Final Round||2012-09-03||6|
|Women's Shot Put F32-34||Final Round||2012-09-06||9|
|Women's Javelin F33/34||Final 1||2013-07-23||8|
|Women's Shot Put F32-34||Final 1||2013-07-26||10|