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    Ievgenii Bogodaiko

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    Ukraine Ukraine Para swimming 27 April 1994


    Close up of a swimmer with an impaired arm doing backstroke.


    Human Interest
    Data Value
    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
    International Debut
    Year 2009
    Competing for Ukraine
    Tournament European Championships
    Location Reykjavík, ISL
    General Interest
    Nicknames Zheka (VK profile, 16 Mar 2021)
    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, 31 Dec 2020)
    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)

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