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Zoya Shchurova

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S3, SB3, SM3

Further personal information

Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Russian, Spanish
Higher education
Journalism - Peoples' Friendship University of Russia: Moscow, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 11 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her parents enrolled her in the sport so that she could improve her health. Her instructor spotted her potential and sent her to a sports school.
Club / Team
Yunost Sambo-70: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Yekaterina Skorokhodova [personal], RUS, from 2019

General interest

Nicknames
Babeshur (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Hobbies
Filming videos. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2015 Russian Championships. (Athlete, 05 Jun 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Russian Para swimmer Anastasia Diodorova. (Athlete, 05 Jun 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swimming is everything for me. I can't imagine my life without it because I train every day and I like overcoming [challenges]." (zhivusportom.rf, 25 Jan 2019)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 10 Apr 2021)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Impairment
She has a congenital malformation of her spine. (zhivusportom.rf, 25 Jan 2019)