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GOLOVKO Oleksandr
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age48
Place of BirthKharkov, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S2
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Anastasia Golovko
Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Education: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2009 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Name of coach
Volodymyr Golovko [brother, personal], UKR; Oleksandr Lutchenko [personal], UKR
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Berlin, GER
General Interest
Hobbies
Running marathons, hand cycling. (Athlete, 10 May 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S1 50m backstroke at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 10 May 2019)
Most influential person in career
His brother and coach Volodymyr Golovko. (Athlete, 10 May 2019)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian Para swimmer Viktor Smyrnov. (Athlete, 10 May 2019)
Awards and honours
He received the Order for Merit [third grade] in Ukraine in recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (president.gov.ua, 17 Sep 2012)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 10 May 2019)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has also studied for a degree in economics from the International Slavic University in Kharkiv, Ukraine. (Athlete, 10 May 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012 50m Backstroke S1 1:32.44
5 2016 100m Backstroke S1 3:03.83
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2013 50m Backstroke S1 1:37.37
5 2013 100m Freestyle S1 3:22.60
5 2015 100m Backstroke S1 3:20.80
4 2015 50m Backstroke S1 1:34.88
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014 100m Freestyle S1 3:10.67
5 2014 50m Freestyle S1 1:33.06
Heat 2014 100m Backstroke S2 3:14.02
4 2014 50m Backstroke S1 1:30.58
5 2016 200m Freestyle S1 6:32.04
5 2016 100m Backstroke S1 3:14.14
6 2016 50m Backstroke S1 1:32.01
7 2018 50m Backstroke S2 1:29.30
8 2018 100m Backstroke S2 3:17.73