Athlete Year of Birth: 1983
Athlete Place of Birth: Komsomolsk
Athlete Weight: 68kg
Athlete Height: 186cm
Athlete Lives: Komsomolsk Ukraine
WTS Ranking: No Ranking
ITU Points List:: No Ranking
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Member of national team since
Start of sporting career
He took up professional sports in 2006 when a branch of Invasport, a regional sports centre for people with impairments, opened in his hometown. His first sport was swimming, but he switched to para-rowing in 2008, and began to focus on para-triathlon after the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
Reason for taking up this sport
He enjoyed swimming, but since he did not get invited to the national team, he started looking for other sports to try. Ukrainian national rowing coaches spotted him at a national swimming competition and suggested he try rowing.
To compete at the Paralympic Games.
He holds the national sports title of Master of Sport of International Class in rowing.
FROM ROWER TO TRIATHLETE
He left para-rowing after competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and started to train in para-triathlon. He competed at Ukraine’s first para-triathlon national championships in 2013, where he won a gold medal.
ClubInvasport, Komsomolsk, UKR
PARA - TRIATHLON
PARA - ROWING
|10||Arms Only Single Sculls||2012||London, GBR||5:11.92|
|2||Arms Only Single Sculls||2010||Hamilton, NZL||5:32.67|
|2||Arms Only Single Sculls||2009||Poznan, POL||5:07.37|
|13||Arms Only Single Sculls||2011||Bled, SLO||5:35.65|
Athlete Hobbies: Writing poems, repairing bicycles, playing table tennis and wheelchair basketball.
Athlete Coach: Yury Bondarenko [national]; Ruslan Maksymov [national]