World Para Swimming mourns the passing of Denys Dubrov

Ukrainian Para swimmer was a four-time Paralympic champion and took three medals at last year's Paralympic Games in Tokyo 13 May 2022
Image of a male Para swimmer in the podium with his gold medal and his flowers
Denys Dubrov on the podium at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games after his win in the men's 200m individual medley SM8
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By World Para Swimming

World Para Swimming has extended its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ukrainian Para swimmer Denys Dubrov, who passed away at the age of 33. 

Dubrov was an 11-time Paralympic medallist and four-time Paralympic champion.

Born in Dnipropetrovsk, the Ukrainian athlete made his international debut at the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. He picked three medals including one gold helping his country finish on top of the medals table.

A year later, Dubrov added two World Championships gold to his collection at Glasgow 2015 in Great Britain.

The swimmer made his Paralympic debut at Rio 2016 leaving Brazil with eight medals including three triumphs.

Last year, Dubrov competed in his second Paralympic Games at Tokyo 2020 with three podium finishes and a gold medal in the men’s 200m individual medley SM8.

In 2016, the Para swimmer received the Order of Merit in Ukraine for his career achievements. 

World Para Swimming shares its condolences with the National Paralympic Committee of Ukraine and with the Para swimming community in the country.