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SMYRNOV Viktor
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthDonetsk, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sloviansk, UKR
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Law - Donetsk National University: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2001 in Sloviansk, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
His mother encouraged him to follow the example of his compatriot, Ukraininan Para swimmer Oleksandr Mashchenko.
Club / Team
Invasport: Ukraine
Name of coach
Svitlana Kaznacheyeva [personal], UKR; Andriy Kaznacheyev [personal], UKR
Senior International Debut
Year
2002
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Mar del Plata, ARG
General Interest
Nicknames
Vitya (fakty.ua, 11 Nov 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning five gold medals at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2019)
Awards and honours
He received the Order for Merits [third class] in Ukraine in recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)

He was presented with the Golden Star Order in 2004 and the Orders for Courage in 2008, 2011, and 2012 by the president of Ukraine. (swim.dn.ua, 2014)

For his performance at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, he was given the Hero of Ukraine title. (swim.dn.ua, 2014)

In 2004 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019; swim.dn.ua, 01 Oct 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2020)
Impairment
He lost his vision at age nine after a firework exploded while he was playing with friends. (sportclub-isd.com, 02 Aug 2017)
Other information
OCCUPATION
From 2015 he has worked as a deputy for Sloviansk City Council in Ukraine, being involved in the development of sport in his local area. (svoi.city, 20 Sep 2019; podrobnosti.ua, 12 Jul 2019)

COMPETITION HOST
In 2018 he reanimated the Believe in Yourself swimming competition for Para athletes in Sloviansk, Ukraine. From 2006 to 2014 the annual event had taken place in Donetsk, Ukraine. (dnews.dn.ua, 01 Feb 2020; podrobnosti.ua, 10 Feb 2018)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He has completed a master's in intellectual property law at Donetsk State University of Management in Ukraine. (slavrada.gov.ua, 01 Jan 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2004 50m Freestyle S11 27.27
1 2004 100m Freestyle S11 1:00.79
1 2004 400m Freestyle S11 4:44.79
1 2004 100m Backstroke S11 1:11.29
2 2004 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:17.98
1 2004 100m Butterfly S11 1:06.34
1 2004 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:28.47
5 2008 50m Freestyle S11 27.74
8 2008 100m Freestyle S11  DSQ
4 2008 400m Freestyle S11 4:52.32
3 2008 100m Backstroke S11 1:09.41
3 2008 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:14.70
3 2008 100m Butterfly S11 1:05.79
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S11 1:03.26
6 2012 50m Freestyle S11 27.03
3 2012 100m Backstroke S11 1:08.22
4 2012 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:14.75
1 2012 100m Butterfly S11 1:03.32
8 2012 400m Freestyle S11 4:59.51 Q
2 2012 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:26.45
4 2016 100m Backstroke S11 1:08.55
5 2016 400m Freestyle S11 4:48.71
8 2016 50m Freestyle S11 DSQ
5 2016 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:15.69 
2 2016 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:26.57 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2002 50m Freestyle S11 29.14
3 2002 100m Freestyle S11 1:04.07
3 2002 400m Freestyle S11 5:02.26
2 2002 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:21.97
3 2002 100m Butterfly S11 1:12.31
3 2002 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:38.74
2 2006 50m Freestyle S11 27.89
2 2006 100m Freestyle S11 1:01.88
1 2006 400m Freestyle S11 4:50.37
1 2006 100m Backstroke S11 1:11.26
2 2006 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:18.67
1 2006 100m Butterfly S11 1:05.49
1 2006 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:30.22
1 2010 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:28.46
  2010 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points  DNS
1 2010 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:15.19
14 2010 100m Freestyle S11 1:08.10
2 2010 100m Butterfly S11 1:04.77
9 2010 50m Freestyle S11 29.18
2 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 49 Points 4:05.51
3 2010 400m Freestyle S11 4:54.10
2 2010 100m Backstroke S11 1:09.57
7 2015 100m Freestyle S11 1:04.87
2 2015 100m Backstroke S11 1:09.59
4 2015 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:31.60
6 2015 50m Freestyle S11 28.22
4 2015 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:17.49
4 2015 100m Butterfly S11 1:09.24
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S11 28.23
1 2019 100m Backstroke S11 1:09.07
4 2019 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:16.07
3 2019 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:29.87
7 2019 100m Freestyle S11 1:02.00
Heats 2019 400m Freestyle S11 4:57.72
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:17.98
2 2014 100m Backstroke S11 1:10.17
3 2014 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:34.68
2 2014 50m Freestyle S11 27.30
Heat 2014 100m Butterfly S12 1:10.14
4 2014 100m Freestyle S11 1:04.41
19 2016 100m Butterfly S13 1:13.40
3 2016 100m Backstroke S11 1:10.28
3 2016 400m Freestyle S11 4:56.93
5 2016 50m Freestyle S11 27.92
3 2016 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:33.68
3 2016 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:18.49
6 2016 100m Freestyle S11 1:03.87
2 2018 50m Freestyle S11 27.40
1 2018 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:17.15
1 2018 400m Freestyle S11 5:01.63
1 2018 100m Backstroke S11 1:09.96
2 2018 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:32.07
3 2018 100m Freestyle S11 1:03.28
2 2018 100m Butterfly S11 1:07.68