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PODPALNAYA Uliana
Sport Para athletics, Para swimming
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age23
Place of BirthBarnaul, RUS
Height1.24 m
Weight 47 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Classification
F40
Further Personal Information
Residence
Barnaul, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Sociology - Altai State University: Barnaul, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in para-athletics in late 2014. Prior to that she had been involved in para-swimming at elite level.
Why this sport?
Her parents encouraged her to do sports from a young age. After entering university, she gave up para-swimming and switched to para-athletics.
Club / Team
Patriot: Barnaul, RUS
Name of coach
Sergey Matyushin, RUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Cooking, singing, spending time with friends, reading books. (Athlete, 30 May 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Becoming a Master of Sport in para-swimming at age 13. (Athlete, 30 May 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 30 May 2016)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Ryan Lochte. (Athlete, 30 May 2016)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport in para-swimming in the Russian Federation. (altaisport.ru, 06 Aug 2015)
Other sports
She competed for Russia in para-swimming at the 2010 World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (paralympic.org, 15 Aug 2010)
Famous relatives
Her parents Andrey and Tamara competed in para-powerlifting. Tamara Podpalnaya won gold medals at the 2000 and 2004 Paralympic Games and silver medals at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games. (altai-uor.ru, 03 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
5 2010 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:32.71
17 2010 200m Individual Medley SM6 4:12.93
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 Shot Put F40/41 4.99
4 2016 Discus Throw F40/41 13.03