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Viktoriia Savtsova

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S6, SB6, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Zaporozhye, UKR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - Zaporozhye National University: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in 2011 in Zaporozhye, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
Her father Vladimir took her to the pool after friends told him about a swimming programme for children with an impairment.
Club / Team
Invasport: Zaporozhye, UKR
Name of coach
Natalia Samorodina, UKR, from 2013; Lyubov Vorobyova, UKR, from 2012

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Ukraine
Location
United States

General interest

Nicknames
Vika, Ukrainian Torpedo (reporter-ua.com, 20 Sep 2012)
Hobbies
Reading, computers. (Athlete, 25 Sep 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her coach Lyubov Vorobyova, and her parents. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian swimmer Yana Klochkova. (Athlete, 06 Apr 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I'll be able to do everything." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
She received the Orders of Princess Olga [third and second class] in recognition of her performances at the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games. (president.gov.ua, 17 Sep 2012, 04 Oct 2016)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2020)
Impairment
She has an impairment to her musculoskeletal system. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2012-08-30 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2012-08-30 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 2012-09-05 1
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 1 2012-09-05 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2012-09-08 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2012-09-08 3
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 1 2013-08-13 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final 1 2013-08-13 2
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2013-08-14 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2013-08-17 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2013-08-17 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2013-08-18 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2013-08-18 1
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 1 2015-07-13 1
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 2015-07-14 9999
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2015-07-16 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2015-07-16 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final 1 2015-07-17 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 2015-07-17 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2015-07-19 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2015-07-19 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 2016-09-09 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 3 2016-09-10 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2016-09-10 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 2 2016-09-11 1
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 2016-09-11 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2016-09-13 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2016-09-13 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2016-09-17 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2016-09-17 2