Hometown: Avon Lake, OH
What makes Nelya tick?
Describe yourself in three words:
Bubbly, driven, spiritual
Why are sports important to you?
Sports have really helped me with my disability, I have met ever lasting friends from around the world, true friends that do not laugh at my arms but honor my talent
What is your favorite off-season activity?
Biking and hiking
What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Adaptive Sports pens the world and gives you personal goals that take you past your expectations
Who do you admire most?
Courtney Jordan, S7 swimmer
What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
I want to be one of the youngest competitor in Japan in Track and swimming and get a gold in each for my coutnry
What is your favorite quote:
Through hard work, perseverance and faith in God you can live your dreams
What is your favorite food?
Strawberries, avocado, organic smoothies and yes chocolate. I try to eat healthy and organic abut a girl just has to have chocolate!!