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Maksym Krypak

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Education: Kharkiv, UKR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training at age six in Kharkiv, Ukraine. He competed with able-bodied athletes until his impairment deteriorated, and then he switched to Para swimming.
Why this sport?
Doctors advised his parents to enrol him in swimming lessons. "My father and mother asked the coaches not to give me special attention, so that they would treat me like everyone else."
Club / Team
Invasport: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Vasyl Keke [personal], UKR; Gennady Vdovychenko [personal], UKR

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games, where he won five gold medals and three silver medals. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2020)
Most influential person in career
His father, and his coach Vasyl Keke. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (kp.ua, 25 Mar 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you have a dream, you need to fully invest in it, and then everything will work out." (kp.ua, 25 Mar 2017)
Awards and honours
For his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he received the Order for Merits [third grade] of Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)

He won the Strong Spirit prize at the 2016 Heroes of the Sports Year awards in Ukraine. (sport-express.ua, 03 Apr 2017)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (naiu.org.ua, 11 Mar 2020; dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To improve his achievements from the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2020)
Impairment
He was born with disorders of the musculoskeletal system. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2016-09-09 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2016-09-09 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 2 2016-09-10 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 2016-09-10 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 2016-09-11 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 2016-09-11 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 2016-09-12 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 2 2016-09-12 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2016-09-13 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2016-09-13 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2016-09-14 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2016-09-15 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2016-09-15 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2016-09-17 2