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Shen Yugong won her 3rd Paralympic Gold Medal in Sitting Volleyball (in a row) at London 2012 and has been the one of the sports best attackers for over a decade.  

 

To read all about her background and how she got into Sitting Volleyball please click on her name above or HERE.

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Larisa Ponomarenko (Ukraine, No. 11)

'I started playing Sitting Volleyball in 2009 and before I got my injuries I played Beach Volleyball in Ukraine.  My coach and I studied together at University and he told me about Sitting Volleyball.  When I first played I thought that the ball moves very quickly, much quicker than in Beach Volleyball!  At the top end, they really are completely different sports, but playing Beach Volleyball in the past has definitely helped me with the techniques.'

'London 2012 was amazing, the organization was perfect, the people were lovely and the city is so beautiful.  It will stay in the front of my memory for a long time.  I can really remember the semi final with America and of course the Bronze Medal against The Netherlands.  I love to play and want to play as long as possible and hope to one day win a gold medal.’

Larisa