Disability: Cerebral palsy, severe spastic diplegia, amblyopia
Why to participate: I am already familiar with surfing for the disabled, its theory and practice, as I earlier participated in the project "European Surfweek for the disabled" in Belgium during the period 2000-2004 and in 2016, where I won bronze and golden medals in the category of windsurfing for the disabled of different degree of disability in standing position using a specially designed and constructed surfboat and the Starboard boat. I think I could be a good assistant for both children and adults with different degree of disability since I have obtained a huge experience of interaction with people who have impaired vision as well as mental disabilities, with those who have speech impairment as a result of cerebral paralysis, and also in the work with mixed groups of the disabled according to their age and health features.
I am a positive and highly active person who can inspire others despite the pain and difficulties I have.
Life goals: At the moment I am putting efforts to fulfill my dream – to take part and compete for medals together with my coach Maksim Ignatenko in the World Championship of bench press, which is being held on July 13-20 in Kazakhstan. This is the second and the only obligatory competition in 2019 in terms of full physical preparation for participation in Paralympic Games 2020 in Tokyo.
A mother of 13-year-old son
Master of Science in Natural Sciences (Tallinn University of Technology)
Chairman and founder of non-profit organisation Association of Disabled Women in Tallinn and Harjumaa, founder of non-profit organisation Estonian Association of Disabled Women
Numerous achievements in sport in 2018-2019