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Zoia Ovsii

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F51

Further personal information

Residence
Dnipro, UKR
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
She initially competed in canoe sprint but, when her discipline was not included in the programme for the Paralympic Games, she switched to athletics.
Name of coach
Maryna Maksymova [personal], UKR; Ruslan Maksymov [personal], UKR

General interest

Hobbies
Making video montages. (11tv.dp.ua, 21 Oct 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is all my life." (fakty.ua, 13 Oct 2017)
Awards and honours
She received the 2019 Top 30 Under 30 Award, an annual prize given by the Kyiv Post newspaper to celebrate young Ukrainian leaders. (kyivpost.com, 10 Dec 2019)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 31 Dec 2020)
Other sports
She has competed for Ukraine in Para canoe sprint and won bronze in the V1 200m A event at the 2014 World Championships in Moscow, Russian Federation. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Aug 2021; zorya.org.ua, 17 Aug 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at multiple Paralympic Games. (fakty.ua, 13 Oct 2017)
Impairment
She was born with arthrogryposis - a group of conditions that cause multiple curved joints in different areas of the body at birth. (zorya.org.ua, 17 Aug 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Club Throw F51 Final Round 2016-09-11 2
Women's Discus Throw F52 Final Round 2016-09-14 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Club Throw F51 Final 1 2017-07-14 1
Women's Discus Throw F52 Final 1 2017-07-15 3