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Serhiy
Frolov
UkraineUkraine, UKR
Male
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
14 April 1992
Height
190 cm
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Kateryna Dikidzhi
Residence
Zaporozhye, UKR
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Law, Physical Education - Zaporozhye National University: Ukraine

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 10 in Zaporozhye, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
His father Anatoliy took him to a swimming pool.
Club / Team
Energy Standard International Swimming Club: Ukraine
Name of coach
Igor Bondarenko, UKR, from 2005

International Debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Short Course Championships
Location
Eindhoven, NED

General Interest

Hobbies
Cars. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 800m freestyle and silver in the 1500m freestyle at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. Becoming the first Ukrainian athlete to swim the 1500m distance in less than 15 minutes. Finishing sixth in the 1500m freestyle at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 28 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Soviet swimmer Vladimir Salnikov. (Athlete, 28 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When a child learns to walk and falls down 50 times, he does not think 'maybe it's not my deal'." (Athlete, 26 Jan 2016)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2017)
Famous relatives
His wife Kateryna Dikidzhi competed for Ukraine in swimming at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (sport-olymp.com, 13 Dec 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Olympic Games. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2017)