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Oleksii Fedyna

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Family
He is married and has a daughter.
Residence
Kiev, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine: Kiev, UKR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age nine in Lviv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
His grandfather suggested he try the sport.
Club / Team
Invasport: Kiev, UKR
Name of coach
Viktor Turchyn [personal], UKR; Liudmyla Slivinska [personal], UKR

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Ukraine
Location
Germany

General interest

Nicknames
Lyosha (invasport.org.ua, 10 Jul 2012)
Hobbies
Interior design and furniture design. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning five gold medals at the 2009 European Championships in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Athlete, 04 Jul 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents, and his coach. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian swimmer Oleg Lisogor. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always try one more time." (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He received Orders for Merit in Ukraine in recognition of his performances at the Paralympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016. (umoloda.kiev.ua, 27 Dec 2016; president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Impairment
He began losing his vision at age 16, and became legally blind at age 18. (fakty.ua, 04 Oct 2012)
Other information
DETERMINATION
Even when his vision began to fail, he stayed focused on swimming. "I never had the desire to stop swimming because of illness. When you set goals for yourself, either in childhood or at an older age, you squeeze it to the maximum. I was not ready to give 10 years of my life to nothing just because I had some kind of illness. For me, this was simply an obstacle that I needed to overcome." (umoloda.kiev.ua, 27 Dec 2016)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He graduated in finance from the Dnipro State Financial Academy in Ukraine. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 3 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 3 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 49pts Final Round 9999
Men's 4x100 m Medley 49pts Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 3 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 3 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 2 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2012-09-01 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2012-09-01 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2012-09-02 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 1 2012-09-03 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final Round 2012-09-03 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 2012-09-07 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 2 2012-09-07 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 2 2012-09-08 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final Round 2012-09-08 1
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final 1 2013-08-13 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2013-08-15 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2013-08-15 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2013-08-18 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2013-08-18 8
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2015-07-16 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final 1 2015-07-16 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2015-07-18 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2015-07-18 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final Round 2016-09-11 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 2 2016-09-11 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2016-09-14 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 3 2016-09-14 3