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Oleksandr Golovko

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S2

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Anastasia Golovko
Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Education: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2009 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Name of coach
Volodymyr Golovko [brother, personal], UKR; Oleksandr Lutchenko [personal], UKR

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Hobbies
Running marathons, hand cycling. (Athlete, 10 May 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S1 50m backstroke at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 10 May 2019)
Most influential person in career
His brother and coach Volodymyr Golovko. (Athlete, 10 May 2019)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian Para swimmer Viktor Smyrnov. (Athlete, 10 May 2019)
Awards and honours
He received the Order for Merit [third grade] in Ukraine in recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (president.gov.ua, 17 Sep 2012)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 10 May 2019)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has also studied for a degree in economics from the International Slavic University in Kharkiv, Ukraine. (Athlete, 10 May 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 2012-09-06 3
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final 1 2013-08-12 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final 1 2013-08-15 5
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S1 Final 1 2015-07-14 5
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final 1 2015-07-16 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 2016-09-09 5