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SERBIN Mykhailo
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age18
Place of BirthKharkiv, UKR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age seven, and he started training in the sport in 2013 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
"I could be a comedian with many life stories, I could be a philosopher. But I chose swimming because I felt at one with the water."
Club / Team
Invasport: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Oksana Vorontsova [personal], UKR, from 2015
Training Regime
He trains for five days a week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2018
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Dublin, IRL
General Interest
Nicknames
Misha, Serbinator (VK profile, 17 Mar 2022; vogue.ua, 04 Nov 2021)
Hobbies
Reading books, music. (vogue.ua, 04 Nov 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Oksana Vorontsova. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The more pride you have, the less you work. And pride won't put you on a pedestal." (vogue.ua, 04 Nov 2021)
Awards and honours
In recognition of his performance at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, he received the Order For Merits [third class] in Ukraine. (zakon.rada.gov.ua, 16 Sep 2021)

He has received the title of Master of Sport in Ukraine. (mms.gov.ua, 30 Dec 2021)
Impairment
He is completely blind. (inshe.tv, 21 Aug 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2021 400m Freestyle S11 4:41.21
5 2021 50m Freestyle S11 27.18
1 2021 100m Backstroke S11 1:08.63
2 2021 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:27.97
10 2021 100m Butterfly S11 1:13.46
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S11 29.21
7 2019 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:19.56
Heats 2019 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:40.00
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S11 1:05.54
Heats 2019 400m Freestyle S11 5:01.49
Heats 2022 50m Freestyle S11  DNS
5 2022 100m Butterfly S11 1:07.01
2 2022 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:27.16
3 2022 100m Freestyle S11 59.31
1 2022 100m Backstroke S11 1:06.98
2 2022 400m Freestyle S11 4:37.38
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2018 50m Freestyle S11 31.49
5 2018 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:27.02
3 2018 400m Freestyle S11 5:17.86
4 2018 100m Backstroke S11 1:15.56
5 2018 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:49.96
9 2018 100m Freestyle S11 1:10.49
4 2018 100m Butterfly S11 1:20.67
3 2021 50m Freestyle S11 27.70
3 2021 100m Butterfly S11 1:09.90
3 2021 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:18.69
1 2021 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:32.84
2 2021 100m Freestyle S11 1:00.19
1 2021 100m Backstroke S11 1:10.28
1 2021 400m Freestyle S11 4:52.57