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Dmytro Vanzenko

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S10

Further personal information

Residence
Dnipro, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - Dnipro State Academy of Physical Education and Sports: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 10 in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Club / Team
Invasport: Dnipro, UKR
Name of coach
Oganes Mkrtchan [personal], from 2016

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Eindhoven, NED

General interest

Nicknames
Dima (VK profile, 16 Mar 2021)
Hobbies
Painting, music. (Athlete, 16 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the SM10 200m individual medley at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
His father, and coach Oganes Mkrtchan. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Only victory." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
In recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he received the Order for Courage [third class] in Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)

He was named among the Best Para Athletes of the Year in 2016 in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. (mrpl.city, 28 Dec 2016)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 31 Dec 2020)
Impairment
At age 11, while returning from a swimming competition, he was hit by a car while walking across the street in Donetsk, Ukraine, and sustained a severe leg injury. He immediately underwent two emergency operations, followed by further surgery a week later, to save his leg. (pravda.com.ua, 25 Oct 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 2015-07-14 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final 1 2015-07-14 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 2015-07-15 9
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2015-07-17 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 2015-07-17 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2015-07-18 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2015-07-18 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2015-07-19 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2015-07-19 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 2016-09-08 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 2016-09-08 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 2016-09-11 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 1 2016-09-11 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2016-09-13 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2016-09-13 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2016-09-15 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2016-09-15 4