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CHUFAROV Danylo
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age31
Place of BirthMariupol, URS
Height1.91 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Yaryna Matlo
Residence
Mariupol, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Management - Mariupol State University: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age eight in Mariupol, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
Doctors advised his parents to enrol him in swimming as it would be a good way to keep fit.
Club / Team
Invasport: Donetsk, UKR
Name of coach
Viktor Vangelyev [personal], UKR; Andriy Kaznacheyev [personal], UKR
Training Regime
He has two training sessions a day from Monday to Friday. He does one workout on Saturdays and takes Sundays off.
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Ukraine
Location
Brno, CZE
General Interest
Hobbies
Music, audio books. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting two world records at the 2013 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When people ask me if I will be upset if I do not win, I answer that I am not preparing to lose." (qha.com.ua, 28 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he became an Honoured Citizen in Mariupol, Ukraine. (pr.ua, 26 Jul 2017)

He was presented with the Orders for Courage in Ukraine in recognition of his achievements at the Paralympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016. (president.gov.ua, 06 Oct 2016, 17 Sep 2012, 07 Oct 2008)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019; Athlete, 22 Aug 2019)
Famous relatives
His wife Yaryna Matlo has represented Ukraine in Para swimming, winning medals at the Paralympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 22 Aug 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2020)
Impairment
He began losing his vision at age eight. (i24.com.ua, 14 Nov 2013)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has worked as director of the 'Our Home is Mariupol' charity foundation, which takes care of victims of military battles in Ukraine. The organisation also helps people with an impairment and with orphans. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2020)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He graduated in physical education from Donbass State Pedagogical University in Sloviansk, Ukraine. (pr.ua, 26 Jul 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2008 50m Freestyle S13 25.34
3 2008 100m Freestyle S13 54.26
2 2008 400m Freestyle S13 4:14.84
4 2008 100m Butterfly S13 1:00.95
4 2008 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:18.07
4 2012 100m Butterfly S13 58.05
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S13 25.15
5 2012 100m Freestyle S13 53.64
Heats 2012 100m Backstroke S13 1:15.53
2 2012 400m Freestyle S13 4:05.85
3 2012 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:10.22
8 2012 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:15.05
10 2016 100m Butterfly S13 1:00.74 
3 2016 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:11.12 
4 2016 400m Freestyle S13 4:10.92 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2006 50m Freestyle S13 26.09
5 2006 100m Freestyle S13 57.12
2 2006 400m Freestyle S13 4:27.85
6 2006 100m Backstroke S13 1:09.47
3 2006 100m Butterfly S13 1:03.29
3 2006 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:22.65
4 2010 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:17.29
  2010 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points  DNS
8 2010 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:18.66
3 2010 100m Butterfly S13 59.77
6 2010 50m Freestyle S13 25.19
2 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 49 Points 4:05.51
3 2010 400m Freestyle S13 4:17.39
4 2010 100m Freestyle S13 54.92
12 2010 100m Backstroke S13 1:15.93
3 2013 100m Freestyle S12 53.08
2 2013 100m Butterfly S12 58.17
1 2013 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:10.87
5 2013 50m Freestyle S12 24.82
1 2013 400m Freestyle S12 4:05.95
5 2013 100m Backstroke S12 1:02.96
4 2015 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:12.18
7 2015 100m Backstroke S12 1:06.51
4 2015 400m Freestyle S13 4:12.57
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S13 55.75
Heats 2019 400m Freestyle S13 4:37.36
6 2019 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:15.23
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014 100m Backstroke S12 1:05.29
2 2014 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:14.24
8 2014 100m Butterfly S12 1:11.18
7 2014 100m Freestyle S12 55.15
1 2014 400m Freestyle S12 4:10.19
7 2016 100m Butterfly S13 1:00.44
4 2016 400m Freestyle S13 4:14.53
4 2016 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:14.20
2 2018 400m Freestyle S12 4:22.75
3 2018 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:11.51
2 2018 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:15.78
5 2018 100m Butterfly S12 1:00.81