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Veronika Doronina



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
F34, T34

Further personal information

Moscow, RUS
English, Russian
Higher education
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

International debut

Competing for
European Championships
Stadskanaal, NED

General interest

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)


Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
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
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F33/34 Final 1 2013-07-23 8
Women's Shot Put F32-34 Final 1 2013-07-26 10