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Veronika Guirenko



Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
S3, SB2, SM3

Further personal information

English, Hebrew

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming in 2011.
Why this sport?
She was spotted by a coach while doing swimming hydrotherapy as a form of rehabilitation. "At first I really hesitated, I did not think I could swim. I had a deep fear of water. But the coach did not give up on me and I was convinced. I decided I wanted to change something and go for it with all my might, believing in myself."
Training Regime
She trains at the Ilan Sport Center in Haifa, Israel.

General interest

Hero / Idol
Israeli Para swimmer Inbal Pezaro. (, 30 Jan 2017)
Her impairment is the result of an accident she was involved in at age five. (, 07 Sep 2016)
Other information
Her grandparents are from the Russian Federation. (, 30 Jan 2017)


Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2013-08-12 12
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2013-08-15 10
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2016-09-08 7
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 2 2016-09-10 7
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final 1 2017-12-03 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2017-12-04 7
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2017-12-05 7
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final 1 2017-12-07 6