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Mykola Zhabnyak

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F37

Further personal information

Residence
Zhytomyr, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - Luhansk National University: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1991 at age 12 in Zhytomyr, Ukraine. He began training professionally with the Ukrainian national team in 2003 in Luhansk, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
A coach spotted him when he was practising sports at school and invited him to pursue a career in athletics.
Club / Team
Invasport: Zhytomyr, UKR
Name of coach
Sergiy Yedynach [personal], UKR, from 2017

General interest

Hobbies
Swimming, powerlifting, collecting diplomas and medals. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the F37/38 discus throw at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and gold medals in the F37/38 discus throw at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France, and the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Sergiy Yedynach and Viktor Lys. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Croatian discus thrower Sandra Perkovic, German discus thrower Robert Harting, Ukrainian Para athlete Dmytro Ibragimov, New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F37 Final Round 3
Men's Discus Throw F37 Final Round 4
Men's Javelin F37 Final Round 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F37/38 Final Round 7
Men's Discus Throw F37/38 Final Round 2
Men's Javelin F37/38 Final Round 7
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F37/38 Final 2011-01-23 2
Men's Javelin F37/38 Final 2011-01-26 6
Men's Shot Put F37/38 Final 2011-01-27 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F37/38 Final Round 2012-09-05 10
Men's Discus Throw F37/38 Final Round 2012-09-07 13
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F37/38 Final 1 2013-07-21 1
Men's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2013-07-26 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2015-10-25 5
Men's Discus Throw F37 Final 1 2015-10-30 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus F37 Final Round 2016-09-08 10
Men's Shot Put F37 Final Round 2016-09-14 4