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KOMAROV Oleksandr
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age32
Place of BirthMariupol, URS
Height1.81 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Yekaterina
Residence
Mariupol, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Economics - Mariupol State University: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2003 in Mariupol, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
Doctors encouraged him to start swimming for health reasons, and he found that he enjoyed the sport.
Club / Team
Invasport: Ukraine
Name of coach
Vasyl Lysenko [personal], UKR, from 2003
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Reykjavík, ISL
General Interest
Nicknames
Alex (Facebook profile, 05 Mar 2020)
Hobbies
Astronomy, intellectual games. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay 34 points at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Vasyl Lysenko. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 26 Mar 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't give up, and win." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He received the Order for Courage [third class] of Ukraine in recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (president.gov.ua, 06 Oct 2016)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2019)
Impairment
He has muscular dystrophy. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:54.14
7 2012 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points  
7 2012 100m Freestyle S7 1:05.60
Heat 2012 50m Freestyle S7 30.79
Heats 2012 400m Freestyle S7 5:14.14
5 2016 100m Backstroke S6 1:19.64
6 2016 50m Freestyle S6 31.06 
1 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:48.11
3 2016 100m Freestyle S6 1:06.21 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
13 2010 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:43.84
6 2010 50m Freestyle S7 29.64
4 2010 100m Backstroke S7 1:13.97
7 2010 100m Freestyle S7 1:04.87
8 2010 50m Butterfly S7 36.62
3 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:19.22
Heats 2013 50m Freestyle S7 30.95
Heats 2013 100m Freestyle S7 1:10.31
1 2013 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:39.75
8 2013 50m Butterfly S7 33.94
3 2013 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:52.79
Heats 2015 400m Freestyle S6 5:57.33
3 2015 50m Freestyle S6 32.10
4 2015 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:56.41
3 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points  
2 2015 100m Freestyle S6 1:07.81
Heats 2019 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:53.31
3 2019 100m Freestyle S6 1:06.51
5 2019 50m Freestyle S6 31.37
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heat 2014 50m Freestyle S7 30.95
6 2014 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:55.85
6 2014 100m Freestyle S7 1:06.21
1 2014 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:43.16
4 2014 50m Butterfly S7 33.84
2 2016 100m Backstroke S6 1:18.82
2 2016 100m Freestyle S6 1:06.92
4 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:57.41
2 2016 50m Freestyle S6 31.19
3 2018 50m Freestyle S6 31.88
4 2018 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:48.99
3 2018 100m Backstroke S6 1:22.21
2 2018 100m Freestyle S6 1:06.81