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Yuliya Volkova

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Residence
Sloviansk, UKR
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Mathematics, Physical Education - Donbass State Pedagogical University: Sloviansk, UKR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training at age 13.

International debut

Year
2001
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Ceské Budejovice, CZE

General interest

Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dcp.org.ua, 29 Aug 2012)

She has been given the Order of Princess Olga during her career. (sportclub-isd.com, 24 Nov 2008)
Impairment
When she was six, she contracted pneumonia and lost her vision as a result. (sportclub-isd.com, 24 Nov 2008)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from the sport after competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2014)

EARLY DAYS
When she began swimming, her parents worried that it would be not good for her health. Her friend's brother coached a group of swimmers with vision problems for free. Eventually her father consented under the condition that swimming would not interfere with her studies. She earned an Honours diploma in high school. (sportclub-isd.com, 24 Nov 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 1 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heats 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heats 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heats 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 9999
Women's 5,000 m Open Water Final Round 20
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 5,000 m Open Water Final Round 9999
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heats 7
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Heats (S11/12) 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heats 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heats 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-08-30 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-08-30 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-09-04 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 3 2012-09-04 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-09-07 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-09-07 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 2012-09-08 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2012-09-08 4