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Kateryna Denysenko

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Family
Husband Iaroslav Denysenko
Other names
Kateryna Istomina
Residence
Kiev, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Tourism - Interregional Academy of Personnel Management: Kiev, UKR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 12 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She took up swimming as part of her rehabilitation and to improve her health.
Club / Team
Invasport: Kiev, UKR
Name of coach
Olena Salnikova [personal], UKR, from 2012

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
London, ENG

General interest

Nicknames
Katya (Facebook profile, 08 Mar 2021)
Hobbies
Travel, cooking. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the gold medal in the S8 100m butterfly at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her husband Iaroslav Denysenko. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You need to work with pleasure, that's how you will achieve success." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
She received Orders of Princess Olga [third and second class] in recognition of her performances at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016, 17 Sep 2012)

She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 31 Dec 2020)
Famous relatives
Her husband Iaroslav Denysenko has represented Ukraine in Para swimming, and won three gold medals at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To win medals at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2020)
Impairment
Her left arm has an impaired range of motion due to birth trauma. (Telekanal Kiev YouTube channel, 24 Feb 2018; 5.ua, 29 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2012-08-30 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 2012-08-30 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2012-09-02 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 3 2012-09-02 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 2 2012-09-04 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2012-09-06 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2012-09-06 8
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final 1 2013-08-13 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 2013-08-13 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final 1 2013-08-16 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2013-08-18 3
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2013-08-18 5
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final 1 2015-07-13 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 2015-07-15 9
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2015-07-19 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2015-07-19 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 2016-09-09 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2016-09-09 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2016-09-16 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2016-09-16 6