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ALIEKSEIENKO Oleksandr
Sport Para athletics
NPC Israel   
GenderMen
Age36
Height1.78 m
Weight 82 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F34
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Ekaterina
Residence
Israel
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Hebrew, Russian, Ukrainian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in September 2002 in Luhansk, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up the sport after seeing other athletes with an impairment training and competing. He initially started running, but since he had weak knee joints his coach advised him to switch to throwing events.
Club / Team
Ilan Haifa: Israel
Name of coach
Alexey Boguslavski
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Swansea, WAL
General Interest
Hobbies
Needlework. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold and a bronze medal at the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018, 08 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Alexei Boguslavski. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Soviet hammer thrower Yuriy Sedykh. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't step back and don't surrender." (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was the flag bearer for Israel at the opening ceremony of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (IPC, 20 Aug 2018)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (34.ua, 02 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 29 Jun 2018)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of a birth trauma. He also had polio at age six, which weakened his bones and muscles. (34.ua, 02 Dec 2015; Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Other information
UKRAINE TO ISRAEL
He made his debut as an international athlete for Ukraine in 2014. He began representing Israel in 2018. (Athlete, 29 Jun 2018, 22 Oct 2015)

CRAFT
He completed studies to become a shoe maker and has been employed to make special orthopaedic footwear. (Athlete, 29 Jun 2018; 19 Aug 2018; kp.ua, 07 Dec 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015 Javelin Throw F34 22.15
12 2015 Shot Put F34 8.16
4 2015 Discus Throw F34 27.75
11 2019 Shot Put F34 8.47
13 2019 Javelin Throw F34 20.10
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 Discus Throw F34 20.01
3 2014 Javelin Throw F34 20.64
1 2014 Shot Put F34 7.67
3 2018 Javelin Throw F34 21.88
3 2018 Shot Put F34 8.56