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Igor
Snitko
UkraineUkraine, UKR
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
13 August 1978
Height
190 cm
Weight
87 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Inna, daughter Karina, son Kirill
Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Education: Ukraine

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
His parents took him to a swimming pool.
Club / Team
Ukraina: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Yury Vereitinov, UKR, from 2003

International Debut

Year
1996
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Germany

General Interest

Hobbies
Fishing. (Athlete, 17 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 10km at the 2011 European Championships in Eilat, Israel. (Athlete, 17 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
His parents, and his first coach Ismail Sadykov. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Soviet swimmer Vladimir Salnikov. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2017; Athlete, 12 Jan 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 17 Aug 2017)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He graduated in law form the National Law University in Kharkiv, Ukraine. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2016)