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Hennadii Boiko

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S3

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Higher education
Coaching - Black Sea State University: Mykolayiv, UKR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He swam as a child and began Para swimming in 2010 in Mykolayiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
"I did not want to stay sitting at home, I tried to live actively." He trained in fencing and basketball, but once he tried swimming, he decided to stay with it.
Club / Team
Invasport: Mykolayiv, UKR
Name of coach
Mykola Ilin, UKR; Tatiana Ilina, UKR

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never listen to anyone. Inhale, exhale, and always go forward." (pravda.com.ua, 18 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He holds the title Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (paralympic.org.ua, 31 Aug 2016)

He won the Strength of Spirit award at the 2016 Sports Awards event of the Mykolayiv region of Ukraine. (news.pn, 27 Dec 2016)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of an accident in 1999, in which he fell on the street, fracturing his neck and dislocating a femur. (novosti-n.mk.ua, 27 Sep 2012; pravda.com.ua, 18 Sep 2016)
Other information
TOUGH TIMES
After the accident that resulted in his impairment, he could not afford surgery, so he sold his apartment and lived in a tent, untreated, for 10 years. In 2009 enough funds were available for him to have an operation on his right hip. (pravda,com.ua, 18 Sep 2016; niklife.com.ua, 26 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 2012-09-06 1
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final 1 2013-08-12 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final 1 2013-08-15 2
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S1 Final 1 2015-07-14 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Intermediate Time 2015-07-14 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final 1 2015-07-16 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 2016-09-09 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 2016-09-15 1