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MASHCHENKO Oleksandr
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age34
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Olga
Residence
Sloviansk, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Physical Education - Sloviansk State Pedagogical University: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 1998 in Sloviansk, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
Coach Andrey Kaznacheyev invited his class to take up swimming.
Club / Team
Slav Swim Team: Sloviansk, UKR
Name of coach
Andrey Kaznacheyev, UKR, from 1998; Svetlana Kaznacheyeva, UKR, from 1998; Nikolai Ilin [national]; Tatiana Ilina [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2000
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Dnipropetrovsk, UKR
General Interest
Nicknames
Sasha (invak.info, 21 Sep 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (Athlete, 05 Apr 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"New competitors better your results. The principle of sports is that someone sets a record and other athletes try to beat it." (ukrinform.ua, 05 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He received the Order for Service of Ukraine in 2000 and 2004, and the Order for Courage of Ukraine in 2008 and 2012. (swim.dn.ua, 30 Sep 2016)

He holds the national sports titles of Honoured Master of Sport and Master of Sport of International Class. (swim.dn.ua, 30 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2000 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:17.33 
6 2000 200m Medley SM11 2:44.19 
4 2000 4 x 100m Medley S11-13 4:43.63
8 2004 50m Freestyle S11 29.38
7 2004 100m Backstroke S11 1:16.84
1 2004 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:10.53
9 2004 100m Butterfly S11 1:19.70
3 2004 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:36.71
1 2004 4 x 100m Medley Relay 49 Points 4:13.65
8 2008 50m Freestyle S11 28.44
6 2008 100m Backstroke S11 1:15.07
1 2008 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:12.36
2 2008 100m Butterfly S11 1:04.08
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S11 1:03.62
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S11 28.47
7 2012 100m Backstroke S11 1:12.94
3 2012 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:14.43
5 2012 100m Butterfly S11 1:05.76
3 2012 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:27.77
8 2016 100m Backstroke S11 1:15.85
4 2016 50m Freestyle S11 26.97 
4 2016 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:13.53 
3 2016 100m Butterfly S11 1:03.38
7 2016 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:33.76 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2002 50m Freestyle S11 29.75
2 2002 100m Backstroke S11 1:15.39
1 2002 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:12.33
2 2002 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:37.75
2 2013 100m Backstroke S11 1:12.57
7 2013 50m Freestyle S11 29.55
4 2013 100m Freestyle S11 1:02.38
1 2013 100m Butterfly S11 1:03.32
2 2013 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:16.33
2 2013 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:30.50
5 2015 100m Freestyle S11 1:01.95
4 2015 100m Backstroke S11 1:13.05
1 2015 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:29.62
7 2015 50m Freestyle S11 28.33
3 2015 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:16.49
2 2015 100m Butterfly S11 1:03.05
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:16.02
3 2014 100m Backstroke S11 1:13.44
2 2014 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:29.83
3 2014 50m Freestyle S11 27.41
7 2014 100m Butterfly S12 1:04.00
1 2014 100m Freestyle S11 1:01.84
15 2016 100m Butterfly S13 1:05.06
7 2016 100m Backstroke S11 1:15.79
4 2016 50m Freestyle S11 27.64
2 2016 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:30.75
1 2016 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:15.22
3 2016 100m Freestyle S11 1:01.41