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FEDYNA Oleksii
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age32
Place of BirthLvov, URS
Height1.97 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12
Further Personal Information
Family
He is married and has a daughter.
Residence
Kiev, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine: Kiev, UKR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age nine in Lviv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
His grandfather suggested he try the sport.
Club / Team
Invasport: Kiev, UKR
Name of coach
Viktor Turchyn [personal], UKR; Liudmyla Slivinska [personal], UKR
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Ukraine
Location
Germany
General Interest
Nicknames
Lyosha (invasport.org.ua, 10 Jul 2012)
Hobbies
Interior design and furniture design. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning five gold medals at the 2009 European Championships in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Athlete, 04 Jul 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents, and his coach. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian swimmer Oleg Lisogor. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always try one more time." (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He received Orders for Merit in Ukraine in recognition of his performances at the Paralympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016. (umoloda.kiev.ua, 27 Dec 2016; president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Impairment
He began losing his vision at age 16, and became legally blind at age 18. (fakty.ua, 04 Oct 2012)
Other information
DETERMINATION
Even when his vision began to fail, he stayed focused on swimming. "I never had the desire to stop swimming because of illness. When you set goals for yourself, either in childhood or at an older age, you squeeze it to the maximum. I was not ready to give 10 years of my life to nothing just because I had some kind of illness. For me, this was simply an obstacle that I needed to overcome." (umoloda.kiev.ua, 27 Dec 2016)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He graduated in finance from the Dnipro State Financial Academy in Ukraine. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2008 50m Freestyle S13 23.75
2 2008 100m Freestyle S13 54.11
6 2008 400m Freestyle S13 4:27.66
2 2008 100m Backstroke S13 1:02.93
1 2008 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:04.63
5 2008 100m Butterfly S13 1:01.54
1 2008 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:13.84
3 2012 50m Freestyle S13 24.09
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S13 54.63
6 2012 100m Backstroke S13 1:04.77
7 2012 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:17.29
1 2012 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:04.30
1 2016 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:04.94 
5 2016 50m Freestyle S13 24.42
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2010 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:15.90
  2010 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points  DNS
1 2010 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:05.86
2 2010 50m Freestyle S13 24.42
2 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 49 Points 4:05.51
5 2010 100m Freestyle S13 55.04
10 2010 100m Backstroke S13 1:09.66
1 2013 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:03.58
3 2013 50m Freestyle S13 24.23
5 2013 100m Freestyle S13 54.43
1 2015 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:05.25
4 2015 50m Freestyle S12 24.48
1 2019 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:04.62 Q
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:04.07
5 2014 50m Freestyle S12 24.57
Heat 2014 100m Freestyle S12 58.10
2 2016 50m Freestyle S13 24.34
1 2016 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:04.55
1 2018 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:04.16