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HRYNENKO Bohdan
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age25
Place of BirthMykolayiv, UKR
Height1.80 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Odessa, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding: Mykolayiv, UKR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2005 in Mykolayiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
His grandmother took him to a sports school so that he could strengthen his body. He tried swimming there and liked winning and achieving new things.
Club / Team
Invasport: Mykolayiv, UKR
Name of coach
Lyubov Vorobyova [personal], UKR
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Montreal, QC, CAN
General Interest
Hobbies
Music. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
His performance at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian boxer Vasyl Lomachenko. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Time that you spend on yourself is not wasted time. In order to swim, you need to swim." (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He received the Order for Courage [third grade] in Ukraine in recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)

He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To win medals at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2019)
Impairment
He was born with his right leg shorter than his left leg. After nine years of treatment and operations, doctors recommended amputation. (pravda.com.ua, 08 Nov 2016)
Other information
MOTIVATED MOTHER
He credits his mother Natalia for always encouraging him. "When I started swimming, training was at 06:00 and it took 40 minutes to get to the pool. I did not really want to go but my mother always supported me, insisted and sometimes scolded me. I am eternally grateful to her." (pravda.com.ua, 08 Nov 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2016 400m Freestyle S8 4:51.81
3 2016 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points  
6 2016 100m Freestyle S8 59.74
5 2016 100m Backstroke S8 1:06.24 
1 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:48.11
2 2016 50m Freestyle S8 26.67 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2013 100m Backstroke S8 1:09.20
5 2013 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:25.30
Heat 2013 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:42.68
5 2013 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:56.90
5 2013 100m Freestyle S8 1:01.00
5 2013 50m Freestyle S8 27.97
3 2013 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:13.44
5 2015 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:24.13
2 2015 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:35.88
4 2015 100m Freestyle S8 59.29
4 2015 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:56.41
3 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points  
4 2015 50m Freestyle S8 27.44
1 2019 100m Backstroke S7 1:08.92
6 2019 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:21.52
2 2019 100m Freestyle S7 1:01.58
4 2019 50m Freestyle S7 28.14
2 2019 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:48.83
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014 100m Backstroke S8 1:08.05
2 2014 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:38.38
2 2014 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:23.27
  2014 100m Freestyle S8  DSQ
3 2014 50m Freestyle S8 27.50
3 2016 100m Freestyle S8 1:00.19
3 2016 400m Freestyle S8 4:43.76
4 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:57.41
3 2016 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:21.66
2 2016 50m Freestyle S8 26.92
9 2018 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:33.03
6 2018 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:35.08
  2018 100m Backstroke S7  DSQ
5 2018 100m Freestyle S7 1:04.44