Man on the ground. other man jumping over him. Both focusing on a ball

Kostyantyn Symashko

Football 7-a-side

Symashko is renowned as one of the world’s best goalkeepers in football 7-a-side and is preparing for his third Paralympic Games in Rio.

On his Paralympic debut in 2008, he was part of the Ukrainian team that won gold with a 2:1 extra time win over rivals Russia. In five games he conceded just two goals.

At London 2012, he had to settle for silver as Russia took the Paralympic title.

He was at his brilliant best at the 2015 World Championships in Great Britain and helped Ukraine qualify for the final, partly due to a sensational save he made in the final minutes of the semi-final win against Brazil. Unfortunately his side were again beaten in the final by Russia, but he left the tournament having conceded just two goals.


Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group B 1
Men's Tournament Group B 2
Men's Tournament Group B 3
Men's Tournament Semifinals 201
Men's Tournament Gold Medal Match 101
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men Group B 2012-09-01 1
Men Group B 2012-09-03 4
Men Group B - Standings 2012-09-05 1
Men Group B 2012-09-05 5
Men Semifinals 2012-09-07 202
Men Gold Medal Match 2012-09-09 101
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men Group A 2016-09-08 2
Men Group A 2016-09-10 3
Men Group A 2016-09-12 6
Men Group A - Standings 2016-09-12 1
Men Semifinals 2016-09-14 201
Men Gold Medal Match 2016-09-16 101