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.
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Sport specific information
In recognition of the bronze medal he won at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he received the Order for Courage [third grade] in Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)
|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|
|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|