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BOHODAYKO Yevheniy
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthPoltava, UKR
Height1.72 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Poltava, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Engineering - Poltava State Agrarian Academy: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2005 in Poltava, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
The director of the local sports rehabilitation school encouraged his parents to enrol him in swimming. Although he was sceptical at first, he quickly dedicated himself to the sport. "I had no desire at all, but when I went to the first workout and tried it, I did not want to think about any other sport. I was interested only in swimming."
Club / Team
Poltava Regional Rehabilitation and Sports School for the Disabled: Ukraine
Name of coach
Galyna Boyko [personal], UKR; Ilia Kalaida [personal], UKR, from 2005
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Reykjavík, ISL
General Interest
Nicknames
Zheka (VK profile, 05 Mar 2020)
Hobbies
Kart racing. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S7 100m backstroke at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Russian Para swimmer Andrei Kalina. (sport.pl.ua, 30 Nov 2016)
Injuries
In early 2012 he broke his left arm. Later the same year he tore his Achilles tendon. (fakty.ua, 19 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always forward." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He received the Order for Services of Ukraine in recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (president.gov.ua, 04 Oct 2016)

In 2014 he was named Male Para Swimming Athlete of the Year by the swimming news website 'SwimSwam'. (swimswam.com, 26 Dec 2014)

He received the Order for Merits [third grade] in Ukraine in recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org.ua, 28 Mar 2013)

He has received 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, 05 Mar 2020)
Impairment
He was born with underdeveloped limbs. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He graduated in coaching from Poltava National Technical University in Ukraine. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2012 100m Backstroke S7 1:11.31
2 2012 50m Butterfly S7 30.19
1 2012 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:33.13
7 2012 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:59.17
6 2012 100m Freestyle S7 1:03.96
5 2012 50m Freestyle S7 28.69
1 2012 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:20.17
4 2012 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:15.48 Q
2 2016 50m Freestyle S7 27.64
1 2016 100m Backstroke S7 1:10.55
3 2016 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:30.66
2 2016 50m Butterfly S7 29.35 
1 2016 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:30.72 
1 2016 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:18.71
3 2016 100m Freestyle S7 1:02.12 
2 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:07.89 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2010 400m Freestyle S6 5:13.23
2 2010 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:25.30
4 2010 50m Freestyle S6 32.07
1 2010 100m Backstroke S6 1:15.98
2 2010 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:24.58
4 2010 100m Freestyle S6 1:10.96
2 2010 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:39.91
3 2010 50m Butterfly S6 32.27
1 2013 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:21.32
3 2013 50m Freestyle S7 28.60
2 2013 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:25.41
3 2013 100m Backstroke S7 1:12.66
5 2013 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:56.90
3 2013 100m Freestyle S7 1:02.54
1 2013 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:39.75
1 2013 50m Butterfly S7 29.95
  2013 200m Individual Medley SM7  DSQ
4 2015 100m Freestyle S7 1:03.50
1 2015 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:21.92
1 2015 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:34.46
2 2015 50m Butterfly S7 29.82
Heats 2015 100m Backstroke S7  DSQ
3 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:18.25
2 2015 50m Freestyle S7 28.55
2 2019 50m Butterfly S7 29.95
6 2019 100m Backstroke S7 1:13.85
8 2019 200m Individual Medley SM7  DSQ
6 2019 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:21.52
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S7 1:07.98
3 2019 50m Freestyle S7 27.92
2 2019 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:21.25
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 50m Freestyle S7 27.93
1 2014 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:34.15
2 2014 100m Backstroke S7 1:12.85
1 2014 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:28.41
1 2014 100m Freestyle S7 1:02.37
1 2014 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:43.16
1 2014 50m Butterfly S7 30.24
2 2014 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:00.20
1 2014 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:22.22
3 2016 100m Backstroke S7 1:12.96
1 2016 50m Butterfly S7 29.91
1 2016 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:36.56
1 2016 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:22.85
2 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:19.15
1 2016 50m Freestyle S7 28.23
1 2018 50m Butterfly S7 29.95
7 2018 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:37.33
2 2018 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:53.92
1 2018 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:20.31
1 2018 100m Backstroke S7 1:12.52
2 2018 50m Freestyle S7 28.48
2 2018 100m Freestyle S7 1:02.73
  2018 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points  DSQ