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Iurii Bozhynskyi

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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9, SB7, SM9

Further personal information

Family
Wife Natalia, son Nazar
Residence
Poltava, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Engineering - Poltava State Agrarian Academy: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2009 in Poltava, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport for rehabilitation after he was injured, and then moved on to competing at an elite level.
Club / Team
Poltava Regional Rehabilitation and Sports School for the Disabled: Ukraine
Name of coach
Ilia Kalaida [personal], UKR, from 2009; Galyna Boyko [personal], UKR

International debut

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

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Ilia Kalaida. (Athlete, 25 Sep 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work like a bee." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He received the Order for Courage [third grade] in Ukraine in recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 31 Dec 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 16 Mar 2021)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied at Poltava National Technical University in Ukraine. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 2 2013-08-12 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final 1 2013-08-12 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2013-08-17 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2013-08-17 8
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2013-08-18 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2013-08-18 10
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 1 2015-07-13 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 1 2015-07-14 11
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2015-07-16 14
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2015-07-18 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final 1 2015-07-18 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 2 2015-07-18 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2015-07-19 17
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final Round 2016-09-13 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 1 2016-09-13 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2016-09-16 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2016-09-16 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2016-09-17 2