Mariia Pomazan

Mariia Pomazan
Personal information
Nationality Ukrainian
Born (1988-10-15) 15 October 1988 (age 32)
Zaporozhye, Ukraine
Education History - Zaporozhskiy National University, Ukraine
Height 172 cm (68 in)
Sport Paralympic athletics
Disability Cerebral palsy
Disability class F35
Event(s) shot put, discus
Coached by Tamara Edisherashvili
Updated on 21 July 2017.

Mariia Pomazan (born 15 October 1988) is a Ukrainian Paralympic athlete.[1] She competes in throwing events in the F35 classification for athletes with cerebral palsy. As of April 2014, she holds Women's F35 world records for shot put[2] and discus.[3]

Pomazan started athletics at age 19 and made her international debut in 2010.[1] At the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, she won two gold medals with F35 world record throws in both shot put and discus. She broke both these world records at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London.

In London, a miscalculation of the Raza Points System in the combined F35/F36 discus event caused extended confusion and protest. Pomazan was initially awarded the gold medal over world record breaking F36 athlete Wu Qing, then relegated to silver. One official described the situation as "a shambles."[4] A second medal ceremony was held, which Pomazan refused to attend.[5] Several days later she was required to return the discus gold medal.[6] Pomazan later won gold in Women's Shot Put - F35/36.[7]

At the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, Pomazan won the F35/36 shot put and discus events, breaking her own F35 World records in both events.


  1. ^ a b "IPC Bio - Mariia Pomazan". Retrieved 20 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "IPC Athletics World Records - Women's Shot Put". Retrieved 20 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "IPC Athletics World Records - Women's Discus Throw". Retrieved 20 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ The Daily Telegraph
  5. ^ "Paralympic discus thrower must return gold medal, says IPC". The Guardian. 3 September 2012.
  6. ^ "PParalympics 2012: Mariia Pomazan returns discus gold". The Telegraph. 6 September 2012.
  7. ^ CNN

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