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Oleksii Virchenko

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Residence
Poltava, UKR
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age nine in Poltava, Ukraine.
Name of coach
Ilia Kalaida [personal], UKR

General interest

Nicknames
Lesha (Instagram profile, 22 Feb 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S13 100m backstroke at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Aug 2021; Athlete, 18 Mar 2021)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 19 Mar 2021)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, US boxer Mike Tyson. (Athlete, 19 Mar 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swimming is my hobby and my life." (Athlete, 19 Mar 2021)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 31 Dec 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (pl.suspilne.media, 20 Sep 2019)