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Volodymyr Ponomarenko

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Family
Partner Anastasiia Stein
Residence
Kremenchuk, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 in Poltava, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
"Discus throwing is one of the oldest events. I chose the sport mainly due to the greatness of this discipline."
Club / Team
Invasport: Donetsk, UKR
Name of coach
Viktor Lys [personal], UKR

General interest

Hobbies
Physical development. (Athlete, 17 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in the F12 shot put at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Aug 2021; Athlete, 09 Apr 2020)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 17 Oct 2019)
Hero / Idol
German discus thrower Jurgen Schult, German shot putter Ulf Timmermann, Soviet hammer thrower Yuriy Sedykh. (Athlete, 17 Oct 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Accept criticism only from those who have achieved more than you." (Instagram profile, 22 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named among the 10 Best Para Athletes of the Year for 2020 in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. (sportdonoda.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2020)

He has received the title of Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 31 Dec 2020; Athlete, 17 Oct 2019)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 09 Apr 2020)