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Dmytro Vynohradets' of Ukraine celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's 50m Backstroke - S3 Final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Dmytro Vynohradets

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Ukraine’s Dmytro Vynohradets list of achievements at major international competitions is incredibly impressive and makes him one of the most successful Para swimmers within a hugely competitive national team.

The country finished atop the medals table at the last IPC Swimming World Championships in 2013, collecting a haul of 33 gold medals, seven of which belonged to 29-year-old Vynohradets.

In 2015, whilst his gold medal count reduced, he still left the World Championships in Glasgow, Great Britain, with four world titles.

His dominance in European Para swimming is shown in his total of 16 regional records which stretch back to when he made his international debut in 2006. He also has a total of 13 European titles to his name, having added six in 2016 alone.

To the Ukrainian's delight, he picked up his third Paralympic title at Rio 2016 in the 50m backstroke and his best ever medal haul, leaving with four other podium finishes to show he remains the man to beat in the S3. That included four new regional records.

Vynohradets trains with coach Galina Boyko for the Invasport Team in Poltava.

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S3, SB2, SM3

Further personal information

Residence
Poltava, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Engineering, Technical Studies - Poltava State Agrarian Academy: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2004 in Poltava, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
He got involved in the sport as part of his rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Poltava Region Youth Rehabilitation Sports School: Ukraine
Name of coach
Galyna Boiko [personal], UKR

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Ukraine

General interest

Nicknames
Dima (VK profile, 15 May 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S3 200m freestyle at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Galyna Boiko. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Only victory." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He received the Orders for Merits in Ukraine in recognition of his achievements at the Paralympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016, 17 Sep 2012, 07 Oct 2008)

He received the 2015 Ukrainian Sports Hero of the Year award in the Strong Spirit category. (xsport.ua, 30 Mar 2017)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2018)
Impairment
He has sustained an injury to the vertebrae in his spine. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 1
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 2 2
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 2
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Heat 1 3
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Heat 2 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final Round 1
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 2 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 3
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 2 1
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Final Round 2012-08-30 3
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Heat 1 2012-08-30 2
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 1 2012-09-02 1
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final Round 2012-09-02 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 2 2012-09-08 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 2012-09-08 2
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2013-08-12 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2013-08-12 1
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Final 1 2013-08-13 3
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2013-08-14 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2013-08-14 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2013-08-14 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final 1 2013-08-15 1
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final 1 2013-08-16 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2013-08-16 1
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final 1 2013-08-17 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S3 Final 1 2013-08-18 1
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2015-07-13 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2015-07-13 1
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 1 2015-07-13 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2015-07-13 1
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final 1 2015-07-15 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2015-07-16 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2015-07-16 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 1 2015-07-18 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final 1 2015-07-18 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 1 2016-09-09 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 2016-09-10 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 1 2016-09-10 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2016-09-13 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 2016-09-13 2
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Heat 1 2016-09-14 2
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Final Round 2016-09-14 4
Men's 200 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 2016-09-15 2
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 1 2016-09-16 1
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final Round 2016-09-16 2