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Yulia
Prokopchuk
UkraineUkraine, UKR
Female
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
23 October 1986
Height
160 cm
Weight
50 kg
Family
One son
Residence
Kiev, UKR
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Physical Education - National Technical University of Ukraine: Kiev, UKR

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up artistic gymnastics in 1990. Four years later she switched to diving in Kiev, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
Her parents were too busy to take her to her artistic gymnastics club so she began diving because it was more convenient.

International Debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Montreal, QC, CAN

General Interest

Hobbies
Listening to music, reading books, knitting. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the mixed team event at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 19 Mar 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up, even after losing. Whatever happens, it happens for the best." (Athlete, 02 Feb 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named Athlete of the Month in Ukraine in May 2012 and July 2013. (fakty.ua, 02 Aug 2013; sport.ua, 01 Jun 2012)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 30 Dec 2016)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In June 2017 she announced her retirement from the sport. (Facebook profile, 09 Jun 2017)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied biomechanics at the National University of Physical Education and Sport in Kiev, Ukraine. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2014)