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Oleksii Denysiuk

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Oleksii Denysiuk has continued to live up to the hype by adding a World Championships medal to his Paralympic podium.

At the 2018 Worlds in Cheongju, South Korea; Denysiuk took home bronze in the P3 (mixed 25m pistol SH1). The Paralympic bronze medallist just missed out on a medal in the P4 (mixed 50m pistol SH1).

Four months after Cheongju 2018, Denysiuk won both the P4 and P3 events, and more are on the target list for 2019.

In 2015, the Ukrainian made the finals at every World Cup he entered and medalled in all but one.

He ended the year in the top three in P4, P3 and P1 (men’s 10m air pistol SH1).

One of his career highlights came at the World Cup in Osijek, Croatia, in July 2015.

Denysiuk stormed to gold with a new world record in P1 in only his fourth major international competition.

His build-up to his first Paralympics at Rio 2016 could not have been better and he arrived in Brazil as one of the medal favourites.

He did not disappoint, claiming bronze in P4. He finished behind Iran's Sareh Javanmardi who is one of his key rivals in the coming seasons.

His ability to finish on the podium on the biggest stage possible also shows his potential to claim other pistol medals.

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Residence
Vinnytsia, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 12 in Vinnytsia, Ukraine.
Club / Team
Invasport: Vinnytsia, UKR
Name of coach
Iryna Vynogradova [national], UKR; Denys Mustafaiev [personal], UKR
Handedness
Right

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a world record in the 10m air pistol at the 2015 World Cup event in Osijek, Croatia. (paralympic.org, 07 Apr 2016)
Awards and honours
He received the Order for Courage [third grade] in Ukraine in recognition of the bronze medal he won at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2017)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of an injury he sustained in 2013. (ukrinform.ru, 04 Nov 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P1 - Men's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2016-09-09 22
P3 - Mixed 25 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2016-09-11 5
P3 - Mixed 25 m Pistol SH1 Semifinal 2016-09-11 5
P4 - Mixed 50 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2016-09-14 5
P4 - Mixed 50 m Pistol SH1 Final Round 2016-09-14 3
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P5 - Mixed 10m Air Pistol Standard SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 3
Team P1 - Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 3
Team P3 - Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 3
Team P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 3
P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Final 2018-05-05 4
P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 3
P3 - Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Final 2018-05-05 3
P3 - Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 7
P1 - Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Final 2018-05-05 6
P1 - Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 4
Team P5 - Mixed Air Pistol Standard SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 2