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Mykhailo ROMANCHUK
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Born07 Aug 1996 in Rivne, UKR
Height1.90 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk
Residence
Rivne, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Health Studies - Rivne State University of Humanities: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six in Rivne, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
His parents wanted him to learn how to swim.
Club / Team
Dynamo: Rivne, UKR
Name of coach
Petro Nagornyi [personal], UKR, from 2002
Training Regime
In the morning he has a pool session and a gym session, and he then trains again in the evening.
International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Ukraine
General Interest
Nicknames
Misha (Facebook profile, 25 Nov 2021)
Hobbies
Reading. (noc-ukr.org, 13 Jul 2021)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 05 Jul 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you want something, and you have desire and a coach, as well as physical ability, you can achieve a lot in sport." (xsport.ua, 10 Jan 2018)
Awards and honours
In recognition of his achievements at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, he received the Order for Merits [second class] from the president of Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 16 Aug 2021)

In 2019 he received the Order for Merits [third class] in Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 22 Jan 2019)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (noc-ukr.org, 13 Jul 2021)
Famous relatives
His wife Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk has represented Ukraine in athletics [long jump]. She competed at the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games and won silver at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Nov 2021; noc-ukr.org, 13 Jul 2021)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Olympic Games. (vogue.ua, 27 Jul 2021)
Other information
TIME IN ARGENTINA
From age two to six he lived in Argentina as his parents had moved there for work. (112.ua, 05 Feb 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Tokyo, JPN 1500m Freestyle 14:40.66
3 2021 Tokyo, JPN 800m Freestyle 7:42.33
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 1500m Freestyle 15:01.35
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2022 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 14:40.98
3 2022 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 7:40.05
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:52.92
2 2019 Gwangju, KOR 1500m Freestyle 14:37.63
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 800m Freestyle 7:49.32
2 2017 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 14:37.14
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 1500m Freestyle 15:09.77
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 3:52.76
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:21.74
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 1500m Freestyle 14:11.47
1 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 1500m Freestyle 14:09.14
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2022 Rome, ITA 800m Freestyle  
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 14:39.89
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 7:42.61
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 400m Freestyle 3:45.18
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO 1500m Freestyle 14:36.88
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 800m Freestyle 7:42.96
3 2016 London, ENG 1500m Freestyle 14:50.33
3 2016 London, ENG 800m Freestyle 7:47.99
Heats 2016 London, ENG 400m Individual Medley 4:27.08
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Glasgow, SCO 1500m Freestyle 14:32.51
1 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 1500m Freestyle 14:14.59
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2019 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:48.61
1 2019 Doha, QAT 1500m Freestyle 14:51.61
20 2018   Overall Ranking  
1 2018 Beijing, CHN 1500m Freestyle 14:29.88
7 2018 Beijing, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:15.88
2 2018 Beijing, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:43.32
3 2018 Tokyo, JPN 400m Freestyle 3:42.63
1 2018 Tokyo, JPN 1500m Freestyle 14:27.93
35 2017   Overall  
3 2017 Beijing, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:41.42
8 2017 Beijing, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:15.62
1 2017 Tokyo, JPN 1500m Freestyle 14:28.26
1 2016 Hong Kong, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:40.18
1 2016 Hong Kong, CHN 1500m Freestyle 14:18.53
1 2016 Singapore, SGP 400m Freestyle 3:40.64
1 2016 Singapore, SGP 1500m Freestyle 14:15.49
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN 400m Freestyle 3:39.67
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN 1500m Freestyle 14:26.39
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2022 Budapest, HUN 10km 1:51:41.6
3 2022 Budapest, HUN 5km 53:13.9
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2022 Paris, FRA 10km 1:51:48.12