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KRYPAK Maksym
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMale
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Education: Kharkiv, UKR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training at age six in Kharkiv, Ukraine. He competed with able-bodied athletes until his impairment deteriorated, and then he switched to Para swimming.
Why this sport?
Doctors advised his parents to enrol him in swimming lessons. "My father and mother asked the coaches not to give me special attention, so that they would treat me like everyone else."
Club / Team
Invasport: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Vasyl Keke [personal], UKR; Gennady Vdovychenko [personal], UKR
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games, where he won five gold medals and three silver medals. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2020)
Most influential person in career
His father, and his coach Vasyl Keke. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (kp.ua, 25 Mar 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you have a dream, you need to fully invest in it, and then everything will work out." (kp.ua, 25 Mar 2017)
Awards and honours
For his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he received the Order for Merits [third grade] of Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)

He won the Strong Spirit prize at the 2016 Heroes of the Sports Year awards in Ukraine. (sport-express.ua, 03 Apr 2017)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (naiu.org.ua, 11 Mar 2020; dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To improve his achievements from the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2020)
Impairment
He was born with disorders of the musculoskeletal system. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 50m Freestyle S10 23.33
1 2016 100m Backstroke S10 57.24 
2 2016 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:08.10 
2 2016 100m Butterfly S10 54.90 
1 2016 100m Freestyle S10 51.08 
1 2016 400m Freestyle S10 3:57.71
1 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:48.11
2 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:07.89 
World Championships (Overall) - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
4 2019 50m Freestyle S10 23.74
1 2019 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:06.13
1 2019 400m Freestyle S10 4:01.17
1 2019 100m Freestyle S10 51.18
1 2019 100m Butterfly S10 54.83
6 2019 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:21.52
1 2019 100m Backstroke S10 58.00
2 2019 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:48.83
European Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:53.92
1 2018 100m Backstroke S10 57.68
1 2018 400m Freestyle S10 4:01.86
1 2018 50m Freestyle S10 23.54
2 2018 100m Butterfly S10 54.83
2 2018 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:07.32
1 2018 100m Freestyle S10 50.92
  2018 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points  DSQ