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SHATSKYY Oleksiy
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age52
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Mariupol, UKR
Occupation
Athlete, Musician
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Slavyansk State Pedagogical Institute: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He swam as a boy and was a member of the local sports school.
Why this sport?
He began swimming again a few months after his accident. His coach encouraged him to begin taking the sport more seriously so he focused on qualifying for the national championships.
Club / Team
Invasport: Mariupol, UKR
Name of coach
Vasiliy Lysenko
General Interest
Hobbies
Music. (pr.ua, 10 Jan 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swimming is a powerful method of rehabilitation that helps me in my constant struggle for every millimetre of lost movement." (pr.ua, 10 Jan 2013)
Impairment
He injured his spinal cord while swimming in the Pacific Ocean in Mexico. The accident occurred after he was caught by a strong wave and hit the shore. The injury affects his arms and legs. (pr.ua, 10 Jan 2013)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He founded a music band called 'Pelicantrop' and was working as a professional guitarist in Kiev, Ukraine, before his accident. He was later invited to work on a cruise ship. His injury affects his ability to play music, although he continues to practise when he has the chance. (pr.ua, 10 Jan 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.