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Mykhailo Serbin

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age seven, and he started training in the sport in 2013 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
"I could be a comedian with many life stories, I could be a philosopher. But I chose swimming because I felt at one with the water."
Club / Team
Invasport: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Oksana Vorontsova [personal], UKR, from 2015
Training Regime
He trains for five days a week.

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Dublin, IRL

General interest

Nicknames
Misha, Serbinator (VK profile, 17 Mar 2022; vogue.ua, 04 Nov 2021)
Hobbies
Reading books, music. (vogue.ua, 04 Nov 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Oksana Vorontsova. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The more pride you have, the less you work. And pride won't put you on a pedestal." (vogue.ua, 04 Nov 2021)
Awards and honours
In recognition of his performance at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, he received the Order For Merits [third class] in Ukraine. (zakon.rada.gov.ua, 16 Sep 2021)

He has received the title of Master of Sport in Ukraine. (mms.gov.ua, 30 Dec 2021)
Impairment
He is completely blind. (inshe.tv, 21 Aug 2018)