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Yelena Taranova

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Residence
Baku, AZE
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began shooting Para sport in 1999 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Why this sport?
In her childhood she was involved in able-bodied athletics and volleyball but at age 15 she had to give up sports due to myelitis. "I returned to sports in 1999 as a Para athlete. My dream has always been to find myself in sports in a new capacity, and I managed to do that. When I learned that a shooting group had opened at the National Paralympic Committee, I gladly enrolled in it, because I got very interested in the sport."
Name of coach
Akbar Muradov [national], AZE; Xanim Astanova [personal], AZE

General interest

Awards and honours
She was named among 10 Best Para Athletes of the Year for 2010 by the National Paralympic Committee of Azerbaijan. (azerisport.com, 23 Dec 2010)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of myelitis [inflammation of the spinal cord]. (urban.az, 31 Mar 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Air Pistol SH1 Preliminary 7
Mixed Free Pistol SH1 Final Round 2
Mixed Free Pistol SH1 Preliminary 2
Women's Air Pistol SH1 Final Round 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Free Pistol SH1 Qualification 16
Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 Qualification 25
Women's Air Pistol SH1 Final Round 6
Women's Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 8
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Free Pistol SH1 Preliminary 13
Women's Air Pistol SH1 Final Round 3
Women's Air Pistol SH1 Preliminary 5
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 50m Free Pistol SH1 Qualification 2010-07-21 40
Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2010-07-22 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P2 - Women's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Final Round 2012-08-31 7
P2 - Women's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2012-08-31 5
P3 - Mixed 25 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2012-09-03 9999
P4 - Mixed 50 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2012-09-06 20
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-20 14
Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-24 26
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P2 - Women's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Final Round 2016-09-09 4
P2 - Women's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2016-09-09 5
P3 - Mixed 25 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2016-09-11 13
P4 - Mixed 50 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2016-09-14 27
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P2 - Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 26
P3 - Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 24