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DENYSENKO Iaroslav
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthPoltava, URS
Height1.93 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Kateryna Denysenko
Residence
Poltava, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Ukrainian
Higher education
Information Technology - Odessa National Polytechnic University: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1997 in Poltava, Ukraine.
Club / Team
Poltava Regional Rehabilitation and Sports School for the Disabled: Ukraine
Name of coach
Ilia Kalaida [personal], UKR, from 2012
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Montreal, QC, CAN
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, playing the piano. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold with a world record in the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Ilia Kalaida. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 25 Mar 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is life." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
In recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he received the Order of Merit [second class] in Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Famous relatives
His wife Kateryna Denysenko [Istomina] has competed in Para swimming, winning gold in the S8 100m butterfly at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 27 Feb 2018; paralympic.org, 09 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:08.76 
2 2016 400m Freestyle S13 3:58.78 
4 2016 50m Freestyle S13 24.41
2 2016 100m Freestyle S13 52.40 
2 2016 100m Backstroke S13 59.02 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2013 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:08.45
1 2013 50m Freestyle S13 24.04
2 2013 400m Freestyle S13 3:56.69
2 2013 100m Backstroke S13 59.43
2 2013 100m Freestyle S13 51.96
3 2015 50m Freestyle S13 24.23
2 2015 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:08.58
2 2015 100m Backstroke S13 59.08
2 2015 400m Freestyle S13 4:00.69
2 2015 100m Freestyle S13 51.85
6 2015 100m Butterfly S13 58.41
1 2019 100m Backstroke S12 59.40
3 2019 100m Butterfly S12 57.70
2 2019 50m Freestyle S12 23.91
1 2019 100m Freestyle S12 52.02
1 2019 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points 3:51.85
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 50m Freestyle S13 24.00
2 2014 100m Freestyle S13 51.59
2 2016 50m Freestyle S13 24.34
2 2016 100m Freestyle S13 52.60
2 2016 400m Freestyle S13 3:59.99
2 2016 100m Backstroke S13 59.61
2 2016 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:11.30
1 2018 400m Freestyle S12 4:08.00
2 2018 50m Freestyle S12 23.73
1 2018 100m Backstroke S12 59.97
1 2018 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:12.67
1 2018 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points 3:54.70
1 2018 100m Freestyle S12 51.72
2 2018 100m Butterfly S12 57.39