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BOZHYNSKYI Iurii
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthZinkiv, UKR
Height1.92 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9, SB7, SM9
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Natalia, son Nazar
Residence
Poltava, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Engineering - Poltava State Agrarian Academy: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2009 in Poltava, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport for rehabilitation after he was injured, and then moved on to competing at an elite level.
Club / Team
Poltava Regional Rehabilitation and Sports School for the Disabled: Ukraine
Name of coach
Ilia Kalaida [personal], UKR, from 2009
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Montreal, QC, CAN
General Interest
Hobbies
Beekeeping. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Ilia Kalaida. (Athlete, 25 Sep 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work like a bee." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
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 compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2019)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied at Poltava National Technical University in Ukraine. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 100m Backstroke S8 1:06.21 
3 2016 50m Freestyle S8 26.75 
2 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:07.89 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2013 100m Backstroke S8 1:07.15
8 2013 100m Freestyle S8 1:02.57
Heats 2013 50m Freestyle S8 29.08
3 2013 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:13.44
Heats 2015 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:31.78
2 2015 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points  
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S8 1:07.17
2 2015 100m Backstroke S8 1:05.94
3 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:18.25
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S8 30.80
Heats 2019 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:35.73
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S9 26.92
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 100m Backstroke S8 1:04.56
4 2014 100m Freestyle S8 1:02.36
4 2014 50m Freestyle S8 28.03
2 2016 100m Backstroke S8 1:09.35
2 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:19.15
3 2016 50m Freestyle S8 27.20
10 2018 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:50.95
9 2018 50m Freestyle S8 28.05
3 2018 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:27.56
15 2018 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:49.27
2 2018 50m Freestyle S9 26.43