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Yuliia Safonova

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S4, SB3, SM4

Further personal information

Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Education: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 12 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She began swimming as part of a rehabilitation programme.
Club / Team
Invasport: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Anton Gromov [personal], UKR, from 2013

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her parents, and coach Anton Gromov. (Athlete, 11 May 2019)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian Para swimmer Yelyzaveta Mereshko, Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (Athlete, 11 May 2019)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 31 Dec 2020; Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To win gold medals at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2021)