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Iaroslav Denysenko

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Family
Wife Kateryna Denysenko
Residence
Kiev, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Information Technology - Odessa National Polytechnic University: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five in Poltava, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
His parents enrolled him in swimming to improve his health.
Club / Team
Poltava Regional Rehabilitation and Sports School for the Impaired: Ukraine
Name of coach
Ilia Kalaida [personal], UKR, from 2012

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Montreal, QC, CAN

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, playing the piano. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold with a world record in the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Ilia Kalaida. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 25 Mar 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is life." (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 of Merit [second class] in Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 31 Dec 2020)
Famous relatives
His wife Kateryna Denysenko [Istomina] has competed in Para swimming, winning gold in the S8 100m butterfly at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 27 Feb 2018; paralympic.org, 09 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final 1 2013-08-12 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2013-08-15 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2013-08-15 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2013-08-16 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2013-08-16 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final 1 2013-08-17 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 2 2013-08-17 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2013-08-18 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2013-08-18 2
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2015-07-13 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2015-07-13 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 1 2015-07-14 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final 1 2015-07-14 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final 1 2015-07-15 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2015-07-16 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2015-07-16 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2015-07-18 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2015-07-18 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 2015-07-19 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final 1 2015-07-19 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 2 2016-09-10 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 2016-09-10 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2016-09-12 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2016-09-12 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2016-09-14 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2016-09-14 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2016-09-16 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2016-09-16 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 1 2016-09-17 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final Round 2016-09-17 2