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BONDARENKO Roman
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age34
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming during his rehabilitation at the Paralympic centre in Yevpatoria, Ukraine.
Club / Team
Invasport: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Anton Gromov, UKR
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I simply believe. I believe in myself, I believe in the goal. I believe that restrictions are only in the mind. Who said that it will not happen? It is necessary to try, again and again, every day." (mail.com.ua, 17 Sep 2017)
Awards and honours
He received the 2014 Overcoming Award in Kharkiv, Ukraine. (visit.kharkov.ua, 04 Dec 2014)

He holds the title of Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 27 Feb 2018)
Impairment
At age 22 he broke his spine. (atn.ua, 04 Dec 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016 100m Backstroke S2 2:14.10
5 2016 200m Freestyle S2 4:29.80 
8 2016 50m Backstroke S2 1:03.89
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2018 50m Backstroke S2 1:21.25
2 2018 200m Freestyle S2 5:02.24
5 2018 100m Backstroke S2 2:31.20