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Andriy GOVOROV
Sport Swimming
NOC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Born10 Apr 1992 in Sevastopol, UKR
Height1.90 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Daria, one son [2018]
Residence
Saarbrücken, GER
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Political Science - Dnipro National University: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age seven in Gadzhiyevo, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He started swimming because he felt he was better at it than other sports. "I was pulled more toward the water. In fact, my relatives are sailors and submarine crew members."
Name of coach
Luther Jones [personal]
International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Rome, ITA
General Interest
Nicknames
The Ukrainian Rocket (gorod.dp.ua, 17 Jun 2013)
Hobbies
Reading books. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2020)
Most influential person in career
His mother Tatyana Govorova. (Instagram profile, 27 Nov 2019)
Injuries
In August 2019 he underwent shoulder surgery. He returned to training three months later. (swimswam.com, 31 Oct 2021; Arilson Silva Instagram profile, 22 Dec 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The higher you set the bar, the higher you reach." (swimmersdaily.com, 13 Sep 2018)
Awards and honours
For his performance at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russian Federation, he received the Order for Merit [third grade] in Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 25 Jul 2013)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2020)
Other information
BREAK AND COACH CHANGES
He ended his partnership with Brazilian coach Arilson Silva due to the difficulties of training together during the COVID-19 pandemic and began working with Lukas Brandmeier ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. After failing to record a qualifying time for the Games, he quit the sport for two months and instead ran in the primary election for mayor in Dnipro, Ukraine. "I was depressed and confused about what I wanted in life." He returned to swimming when he was invited to train in Saarbrucken, Germany, with coach Luther Jones, who had previously assisted his coaching under Silva. (swimswam.com, 31 Oct 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 50m Freestyle 21.74
14 2012 London, ENG 50m Freestyle 22.12
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
14 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.31
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.71
6 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Butterfly 22.91
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Freestyle 22.57
3 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 22.84 
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 21.96
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 23.18
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 49.81
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 21.86
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:24.07
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Butterfly 23.22
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Freestyle 21.96
8 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Butterfly 23.64
Heats 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Freestyle 22.51
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Freestyle 50.04
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Freestyle 23.05
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Butterfly 24.16
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
22 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Freestyle 21.81 
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Butterfly 22.55 
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 51.85
3 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 22.49
7 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 21.21
6 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.51
8 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.48
6 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Butterfly 22.85
7 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Freestyle 21.44
Semifinal 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 21.78
2 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 22.43
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Freestyle 49.36
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2022 Rome, ITA 50m Butterfly  
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.24
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.01
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 22.48
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 22.04
1 2016 London, ENG 50m Butterfly 22.92
2 2016 London, ENG 50m Freestyle 21.79
3 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 23.21
8 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 22.14
5 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.53
3 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.18
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Freestyle  DNS
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Butterfly 22.43
Semifinal 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Freestyle 21.48
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Freestyle 50.64
1 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Butterfly 22.36
4 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Freestyle 21.27
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Freestyle  DNS
7 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:32.45
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.61
3 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Freestyle 21.17
1 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Butterfly 22.36
7 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.18
3 2012 Chartres, FRA 50m Butterfly 22.72
7 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Freestyle 21.58
11 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Freestyle 48.17
1 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Butterfly 22.70
  2010 Eindhoven, NED 100m Butterfly  DNS
12 2010 Eindhoven, NED 100m Freestyle 49.17
3 2010 Eindhoven, NED 50m Freestyle 21.32
2 2010 Eindhoven, NED 50m Butterfly 22.74
16 2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Butterfly 23.18
14 2009 Istanbul, TUR 100m Freestyle 48.08
18 2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Freestyle 21.87
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2019 Tokyo, JPN 50m Butterfly 23.10
18 2018   Overall Ranking  
4 2018 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 22.29
1 2018 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 22.82
3 2018 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 22.02
1 2018 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 22.87
29 2017   Overall  
2 2017 Beijing, CHN 50m Butterfly 22.60
3 2017 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 21.30
4 2017 Singapore, SGP 50m Freestyle 21.55
8 2017 Singapore, SGP 100m Freestyle 47.84
3 2017 Tokyo, JPN 50m Butterfly 22.96
5 2016 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 47.79
2 2016 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 22.45
3 2016 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 21.15
4 2016 Moscow, RUS 100m Freestyle 47.70
2 2016 Moscow, RUS 50m Butterfly 22.41
3 2016 Moscow, RUS 50m Freestyle 21.29
3 2016 Paris, FRA 100m Freestyle 47.60
2 2016 Paris, FRA 50m Butterfly 22.41
4 2016 Tokyo, JPN 50m Butterfly 22.95
5 2013 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 22.89
8 2013 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 21.45
5 2013 Eindhoven, NED 50m Freestyle 21.36
4 2013 Eindhoven, NED 50m Butterfly 22.77
7 2013 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.99
9 2012 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 49.37
6 2012 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 23.50
8 2012 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 21.87
5 2012 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 23.31
7 2012 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 21.93
3 2012 Dubai, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:45.89
2 2012 Dubai, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:35.85
2 2011 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 23.48
3 2011 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 21.93