Table Tennis Queen
Raisa Chebanika, a Zelenograd resident, will represent Russia in table tennis at Paralympic Games in London.
She has been disabled since childhood however since then she has been practicing table tennis. Born in Moldova, she moved to Russia in 1998 and in 1999 she was invited to Russia national team and became RF Merited Master of Sports in table tennis, won three European Championships and got three World Championships silver medals.
Raisa has lived in Zelenograd since 2007. Table tennis has become her favorite sports. But the way to the numerous victories, in addition to talent, lies through persistence and everyday 3-hour training.