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HORYAKIN Ruslan
Sport Sitting Volleyball
NPC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Age41
Place of BirthSmila, URS
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Inna, daughter Izabella, son Yury
Residence
Kiev, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Finance - Cherkasy State Technological University: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2002 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
"I wanted to find a sport for the impaired, just to keep fit. By chance I bumped into a player from the sitting volleyball team who invited me to come to a training."
Club / Team
Slavutych: Kiev, UKR
Name of coach
Leonid Mishchenko [national], UKR
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Lappeenranta, FIN
General Interest
Hobbies
Photography. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fifth at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2017)
Most influential person in career
His teammates. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2017)
Hero / Idol
His daughter, Ukrainian sports acrobat Izabella Horiakina. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2017)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport in Ukraine. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2015 Team  
2 2017 Team