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Viktoriya Kravchenko

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Classification
T37

Further personal information

Residence
Tsiurupynsk, UKR
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Kherson State University: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age 14 in Tsiurupynsk, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
After her injuries, coach Sergey Myagkov told her he did not want her to sit at home and look out the window while she was recovering.
Name of coach
Irina Slyusar [national], UKR

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Finland

General interest

Nicknames
Tolstaya, Tyun-Tyun (Athlete, 22 Feb 2011)
Most influential person in career
Coach Sergey Myagkov. (Athlete, 22 Feb 2011)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She likes to think of her family and coach before her races. "I, alone, am nothing. With my coach and family I am strong." (olympic.sport.ua, 11 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You should do impossible things to achieve something possible." (Athlete, 22 Feb 2011)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (oda.kherson.ua, 19 Jul 2013)

She has received the Certificate of Honour from the Supreme Council of Ukraine. (grivna.ks.ua, 23 Aug 2012)

She was presented with the Orders of Princess Olga for her achievements at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games. (oda.kherson.ua, 19 Jul 2013)
Impairment
At age 14 she was beaten and robbed in a park, and was in a coma for 32 days. Her injuries left her with difficulty walking. (Athlete, 22 Feb 2011; vgoru.org, 20 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 2 3
Women's 200 m T37 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m T37 Heat 1 2
Women's 100 m T37 Final Round 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T37 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m T37 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m T37 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 1 3
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T37 Heat 3 2011-01-22 1
Women's 200 m T37 Final 2011-01-23 3
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 2011-01-24 1
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 2 2011-01-25 2
Women's 100 m T37 Final 2011-01-26 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T37 Final Round 2012-09-02 8
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 2 2012-09-02 3
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 2012-09-04 9999
Women's 200 m T37 Final Round 2012-09-05 6
Women's 200 m T37 Heat 1 2012-09-05 3
Women's 400 m T37 Heat 1 2012-09-06 2
Women's 400 m T37 Final Round 2012-09-08 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T37 Semifinal 2 2013-07-21 9
Women's 100 m T37 Semifinal 2 2013-07-23 4
Women's 100 m T37 Final 1 2013-07-24 7
Women's 400 m T37 Final 1 2013-07-27 3