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Oleksandr
Gorshkovozov
UkraineUkraine, UKR
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
18 July 1991
Height
173 cm
Weight
66 kg
Residence
Kiev, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Luhansk National University: Ukraine

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training at age five in Luhansk, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
He followed his older brother into the sport.
Club / Team
Central Sports Club of the Armed Forces: Ukraine
Name of coach
Tamara Tokmacheva, UKR, from 2005

International Debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Elektrostal, RUS

General Interest

Hobbies
Playing billiards, playing tennis. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the mixed team event at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 19 Mar 2015)
Injuries
He suffered a back injury and could not compete in the first half of 2017. (xsport.ua, 26 Apr 2017)

He underwent knee surgery following the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (sport-express.ua, 20 Dec 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2017)
Famous relatives
His older brother Evgeny has represented the Russian Federation in diving. He finished ninth in the 3m springboard at the 2008 Grand Prix in Moscow, Russian Federation. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Feb 2016; sport-express.ua, 16 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2017)