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Roman Bondarenko

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S2

Further personal information

Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
He began swimming as part of his rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Invasport: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Anton Gromov, UKR

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"I simply believe. I believe in myself, I believe in the goal. I believe that restrictions are only in the mind. Who said that it will not happen? It is necessary to try, again and again, every day." (mail.com.ua, 17 Sep 2017)
Awards and honours
He received the 2014 Overcoming Award in Kharkiv, Ukraine. (visit.kharkov.ua, 04 Dec 2014)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 31 Dec 2020)
Impairment
At age 22 he broke his spine. (atn.ua, 04 Dec 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S2 Heat 2 2016-09-09 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 2016-09-09 6
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Heat 1 2016-09-11 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2016-09-11 5
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 1 2016-09-15 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 2016-09-15 8