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Yaroslav Semenenko

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S5, SB6, SM5

Further personal information

Family
Wife Anastasia
Residence
Mariupol, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2007 in Makeyevka, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by a coach. "He told me to stand on the starting block. He took a stopwatch and said, 'Now, swim 50 metres breaststroke'."
Club / Team
Invasport [UKR] / ISD Sports Club [UKR]:
Name of coach
Borys Sokolov [personal], UKR, from 2013; Svitlana Toloknianyk, UKR

General interest

Hobbies
Travel, running, maintaining an active lifestyle. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S6 100m backstroke at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Borys Sokolov. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He received the Order for Courage [third class] in Ukraine in recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)

In 2012 he was named an Honoured Citizen of Sloviansk, Ukraine. (md.dn.ua, 13 Sep 2012)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2020; dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2020)
Impairment
Both his hands were amputated when he was a child after he touched a 6,000 volt transformer. (vikna.stb.ua, 31 Jan 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 1 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 5
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 2 1
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 1
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final Round 2
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Heat 1 3
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 2
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 2 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 2012-08-30 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2012-08-30 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 2012-09-01 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 1 2012-09-01 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 2012-09-03 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2012-09-03 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2012-09-04 4
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 2012-09-07 6
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 2012-09-07 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2012-09-08 4
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-08 3
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final 1 2013-08-13 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 1 2013-08-13 7
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2013-08-14 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2013-08-14 11
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final 1 2013-08-15 9999
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2013-08-15 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final 1 2013-08-17 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final 1 2013-08-17 3
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final 1 2015-07-15 8
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 2015-07-15 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2015-07-16 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2015-07-16 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final 1 2015-07-17 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2015-07-17 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final 1 2015-07-18 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 2015-07-18 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2016-09-08 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 2016-09-08 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 2016-09-09 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2016-09-10 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 2016-09-12 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 2016-09-12 6