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Oleg Tkalenko

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Residence
Nizhny Novgorod, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2006 in Sloviansk, Ukraine.
Club / Team
Zarya Youth Sports School of Olympic Reserve: Dzerzhinsk, RUS
Name of coach
Yury Nazarenko [personal], RUS, from 2014

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Ukraine
Location
São Paulo, BRA

General interest

Hobbies
Travel, fishing, music. (Athlete, 28 May 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the SB12 100m breaststroke at the 2011 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 28 May 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 28 May 2019)
Hero / Idol
British swimmer Adam Peaty, US swimmer Michael Phelps, Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova, Russian mixed martial artist Fedor Emelianenko. (Athlete, 28 May 2019)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 28 May 2019; paralymp.ru, 18 May 2019)
Other information
UKRAINE TO RUSSIAN FEDERATION
In 2014 he moved from Ukraine to the Russian Federation. He also switched nationality at the same time. (Athlete, 28 May 2019)