Serhii Yemelianov (UKR)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the KL3 200m at the 2016 World Championships in Duisburg, Germany. (Athlete, 29 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 29 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, US swimmer Michael Phelps, Azerbaijani sprint paddler Inna Osypenko-Radomska, British sprint paddler Ed McKeever, German sprint paddler Max Hoff. (Athlete, 29 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
In Ukraine he has received the title of Master of Sport in powerlifting and Master of Sport of International Class in para-canoe sprint. (Athlete, 29 Aug 2016)
He has received the title of Master of Sport in Ukraine in powerlifting. (Athlete, 29 Aug 2016)
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 29 Aug 2016)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up paddling at age eight in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, and began to pursue para-canoe in 2015.
Why this sport?
He had taken up paddling as a child, but after trying artistic gymnastics and powerlifting he switched back to para-canoe.
Club / Team
Name of coach
Vyacheslav Zagreba [personal], UKR, from 2015; Dmytro Sablin [personal], UKR, from 2015
|World Championships||Kayak single KL3 200m||Germany, Duisburg||19 May 2016||2016||Men||40.474||2||Latest resultBest result|
|World Championships||Kayak single KL3 200m||Italy, Milan||21 August 2015||2015||Men||40.064||5||Best result|
|Paralympic Games||Kayak single KL3 200m||Brazil, Rio de Janeiro||15 September 2016||2016||Men||39.810||1||Latest resultBest result|