PARA SWIMMING
Dmytro Vynohradets' of Ukraine celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's 50m Backstroke - S3 Final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Ukraine Dmytro Vynohradets

25 May 1985Ukraine
LATEST TRIUMPHS:
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games: Gold - 50m backstroke; Siver: 50m freestyle, 200m freestyle and 150m individual medley; Bronze: 4 x 50m freestyle relay 20 points
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships: Gold - 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 150m individual medley, 200m freestyle; Silver: Mixed 4 x 50m freestyle relay 50 points and 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships: Gold - 50m, 100m, 200m freestyle, 150m individual medley, 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke; Bronze – 50m breaststroke
2016 IPC Swimming European Open Championships: Gold 50m freestyle, 150m individual medley, 200m freestyle and 50m breaststroke, 4 x 50m medly and freestyle relay 20 points and 2014 IPC Swimming European Championships: Gold - 100m and 200m freestyle, 150m individual medley, 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke; 4 x 50m medly and freestyle relay 20 points
London 2012 Paralympic Games: Silver – 150m individual medley and 50m backstroke; Bronze – 50m breaststroke
2011 IPC Swimming European Championships: Gold – 100m and 200m freestyle, 150m individual medley, 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke
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Ukraine’s Dmytro Vynohradets list of achievements at major international competitions is incredibly impressive and makes him one of the most successful Para swimmers within a hugely competitive national team.

The country finished atop the medals table at the last IPC Swimming World Championships in 2013, collecting a haul of 33 gold medals, seven of which belonged to 29-year-old Vynohradets.

In 2015, whilst his gold medal count reduced, he still left the World Championships in Glasgow, Great Britain, with four world titles.

His dominance in European Para swimming is shown in his total of 16 regional records which stretch back to when he made his international debut in 2006. He also has a total of 13 European titles to his name, having added six in 2016 alone.

To the Ukrainian's delight, he picked up his third Paralympic title at Rio 2016 in the 50m backstroke and his best ever medal haul, leaving with four other podium finishes to show he remains the man to beat in the S3. That included four new regional records.

Vynohradets trains with coach Galina Boyko for the Invasport Team in Poltava.