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DENYSENKO Kateryna
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Age26
Place of BirthKiev, UKR
Height1.71 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Iaroslav Denysenko
Other names
Kateryna Istomina
Residence
Kiev, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Tourism - Interregional Academy of Personnel Management: Kiev, UKR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 12 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She took up swimming as part of her rehabilitation and to improve her health.
Club / Team
Invasport: Kiev, UKR
Name of coach
Olena Salnikova [personal], UKR, from 2012
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
London, ENG
General Interest
Nicknames
Katya (Facebook profile, 07 Feb 2020)
Hobbies
Travel, cooking. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the gold medal in the S8 100m butterfly at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her husband Iaroslav Denysenko. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You need to work with pleasure, that's how you will achieve success." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
She received Orders of Princess Olga [third and second class] in recognition of her performances at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016, 17 Sep 2012)

She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Famous relatives
Her husband Iaroslav Denysenko has represented Ukraine in Para swimming, and won three gold medals at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To win medals at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2020)
Impairment
Her left arm has an impaired range of motion due to birth trauma. (Telekanal Kiev YouTube channel, 24 Feb 2018; 5.ua, 29 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2012 100m Butterfly S8 1:11.53
7 2012 50m Freestyle S8 32.05
Heat 2012 100m Backstroke S8 1:26.78
8 2012 100m Freestyle S8 1:12.43
1 2016 100m Butterfly S8 1:09.04
6 2016 50m Freestyle S8 31.05 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2013 200m Individual Medley SM8 3:01.12
3 2013 100m Butterfly S8 1:10.18
3 2013 50m Freestyle S8 31.75
5 2013 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:29.45
2 2015 100m Butterfly S8 1:10.05
Heat 2015 200m Individual Medley SM8 3:30.35
6 2015 50m Freestyle S8 32.02
Heats 2019 100m Butterfly S8  DSQ
5 2019 50m Freestyle S8 31.66
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 100m Backstroke S8 1:22.89
2 2014 100m Butterfly S8 1:09.09
2 2014 50m Freestyle S8 31.59
2 2016 100m Butterfly S8 1:10.24
2 2016 50m Freestyle S8 31.76
3 2018 50m Freestyle S8 32.47
3 2018 100m Backstroke S8 1:19.30
2 2018 100m Butterfly S8 1:16.90