WPA Pool | World Pool Association Announces Establishment of Parasport Division and Appointment of Dr. Viktoriia Nagorna as Director
WPA Pool | World Pool Association Announces Establishment of Parasport Division and Appointment of Dr. Viktoriia Nagorna as Director

May 30, 2024 | News

World Pool Association Announces Establishment of Parasport Division and Appointment of Dr. Viktoriia Nagorna as Director

WPA Pool | World Pool Association Announces Establishment of Parasport Division and Appointment of Dr. Viktoriia Nagorna as DirectorThe World Pool Association (WPA) is proud to announce the creation of the WPA Parasport Division, reflecting our commitment to inclusivity and the promotion of billiards among athletes of all abilities. We are delighted to appoint Dr. Viktoriia Nagorna as the new director of this Division.

Dr. Viktoriia Nagorna brings a distinguished career in sports and academia to the WPA. She is an Associate Professor at the National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport, holding a PhD in Physical Education and Sports. Dr. Nagorna has earned the titles of “Honored Coach of Ukraine” and “Master of Sports of Ukraine at International Level” in billiards. Her roles include:

  • President of the Federation of Sportive Billiard of Ukraine in Kyiv
  • Head Coach of the National Pool Team (men, women, wheelchairs, youth)
  • Member of the European Pocket Billiard Federation Court of Arbitration

Dr. Nagorna’s extensive experience spans multiple roles, including:

  • Basketball coach at the Republican School of Physical Culture
  • Billiards instructor at the National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport
  • Associate Professor at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Kinesiology, Croatia
  • Scientific projects at the Swiss Federal Institute of Sport (SFISM)

Her scientific interests focus on sports training for elite athletes, adaptive billiards for wheelchair users, and the application of innovative technologies and biomechanics in sports. Dr. Nagorna has authored approximately 150 scientific and educational works, making significant contributions to the field.

Dr. Nagorna, along with Henrik Larsson, has already made significant strides in promoting inclusivity and excellence in billiards for athletes of all abilities. Their collaborative efforts have laid a strong foundation for the new Parasport Division.

Mr. Ishaun Signh, President of the WPA, stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Viktoriia Nagorna to the WPA family. Her expertise and dedication will undoubtedly elevate our efforts in promoting inclusivity within the sport of billiards.”

For further information about Dr. Viktoriia Nagorna’s achievements and scientific contributions, please visit her [Google Scholar](https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=arAPe28AAAAJ&hl=uk) profile.

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