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Oleksiy
Prygorov
UkraineUkraine, UKR
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
25 June 1987
Height
181 cm
Weight
74 kg
Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Education: Ukraine

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age nine in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
His father worked at a swimming pool, and he was going there for trampolining. He was doing other sports at that time but a diving coach noticed him and offered him a chance to try the sport.
Name of coach
Vladimir Molchanov [personal], UKR, from 1998

International Debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
Universiade
Location
Izmir, TUR

General Interest

Hobbies
Playing tennis, volleyball, football, chess, billiards, basketball. (Athlete, 19 Mar 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 3m synchronised springboard at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 04 Feb 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Vladimir Molchanov. (Athlete, 19 Mar 2015)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 04 Feb 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is my life." (Athlete, 04 Feb 2016)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (Athlete, 04 Feb 2016)
Ambitions
To compete for medals at the World Cup and world championships in high diving. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2016)
Other information
DIVING SWITCH
In 2017 he began competing for the Ukrainian national team in high diving. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2017)