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Yana Berezhna

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hindi, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Translation/interpretation - Kharkiv National University: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2007 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
"I just wanted to improve my health, because at the time I had problems with my back."
Club / Team
Invasport: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Oksana Vorontsova [personal], UKR, from 2007

General interest

Hobbies
Languages. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the SB11 100m breaststroke and bronze in the SM11 individual medley at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Oksana Vorontsova, and her parents. (Athlete, 29 Sep 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I came, I saw, I conquered." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
She received the Order of Princess Olga [third grade] in recognition of her performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (president.gov.ua, 17 Sep 2012)

She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 31 Dec 2020)
Ambitions
To win silver in the SB11 100m breaststroke at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final Round 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 1 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2012-08-31 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2012-09-01 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Heat 2 2012-09-03 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final Round 2012-09-03 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 3 2012-09-08 4
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2013-08-13 13
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final 1 2013-08-17 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 1 2013-08-18 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final 1 2013-08-18 6
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2015-07-13 13
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 1 2015-07-16 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final 1 2015-07-16 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2015-07-17 9
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Heat 1 2015-07-18 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final 1 2015-07-18 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 2 2016-09-09 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final Round 2016-09-13 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final Round 2016-09-16 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 2 2016-09-16 5