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Serhiy FROLOV
Sport Swimming
NOC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Born14 Apr 1992 in Zaporozhye, UKR
Height1.90 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Kateryna Frolova-Dikidzhi
Residence
Zaporozhye, UKR
Occupation
Armed Forces Athlete
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
Armed Forces Sports Society [UKR] / Zaporozhye Regional School of Supreme Sports Skill [UKR]:
Name of coach
Ihor Bondarenko [personal], UKR, from 2005; Kateryna Frolova-Dikidzhi [personal, wife], UKR
International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Ukraine
General Interest
Hobbies
Fishing, reading. (Instagram profile, 30 Sep 2021; noc-ukr.org, 13 Jul 2021)
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, finishing sixth in the 1500m freestyle at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, and competing in the 800m and 1500m finals at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 May 2021; Athlete, 01 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Soviet swimmer Vladimir Salnikov. (Athlete, 28 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I see the goal, I see no obstacles." (noc-ukr.org, 13 Jul 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2020 he received the medal For Work and Victory from the president of Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 27 Jun 2020)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (mms.gov.ua, 27 Sep 2021)
Famous relatives
His wife Kateryna Frolova-Dikidzhi has represented Ukraine in swimming and competed at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. She also won gold medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle at the 2007 European Junior Championships in Antwerp, Belgium. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 May 2021; Athlete, 01 Sep 2019; sport-olymp.com, 13 Dec 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Olympic Games. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Tokyo, JPN 800m Freestyle 7:45.11
8 2021 Tokyo, JPN 1500m Freestyle 15:04.26
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 1500m Freestyle 15:04.61
17 2012 London, ENG 400m Freestyle 3:50.63
10 2012 London, ENG 1500m Freestyle 14:59.19
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR 1500m Freestyle 15:01.04
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR 800m Freestyle 7:47.32
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 14:55.10
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 800m Freestyle 8:02.17
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 3:53.64
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 1500m Freestyle 15:29.52
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:21.74
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 800m Freestyle 7:58.70
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 1500m Freestyle 15:17.47
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 400m Freestyle 3:53.92
Heats 2011 Shanghai, CHN 1500m Freestyle 15:14.38
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:55.01
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 800m Freestyle 8:03.87
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 1500m Freestyle 14:38.42
16 2014 Doha, QAT 1500m Freestyle 14:49.65
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:45.94
17 2012 Istanbul, TUR 1500m Freestyle 14:57.08
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 400m Freestyle 3:43.29
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Freestyle 1:47.02
17 2010 Dubai, UAE 1500m Freestyle 15:07.74
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 400m Freestyle 3:46.85
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Freestyle 1:48.42
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:10.41
8 2021 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 7:56.12
7 2018 Glasgow, SCO 1500m Freestyle 14:58.46
9 2018 Glasgow, SCO 800m Freestyle 7:54.31
Heats 2016 London, ENG 800m Freestyle 7:58.54
8 2016 London, ENG 1500m Freestyle 15:05.05
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 1500m Freestyle 15:33.17
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 800m Freestyle 7:58.55
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 400m Freestyle 3:52.89
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:29.91
7 2012 Debrecen, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:13.99
3 2012 Debrecen, HUN 800m Freestyle 7:52.81
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:27.12
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:56.09
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:01.70
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2013 Herning, DEN 1500m Freestyle 14:37.95
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Freestyle 1:48.36
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 400m Freestyle 3:44.65
2 2012 Chartres, FRA 1500m Freestyle 14:30.87
4 2012 Chartres, FRA 400m Freestyle 3:42.73
26 2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Freestyle 1:47.11
12 2011 Szczecin, POL 400m Freestyle 3:44.99
3 2011 Szczecin, POL 1500m Freestyle 14:35.22
13 2010 Eindhoven, NED 400m Freestyle 3:48.78
27 2010 Eindhoven, NED 200m Freestyle 1:48.57
2 2010 Eindhoven, NED 1500m Freestyle 14:42.01
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2019 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:55.58
4 2019 Doha, QAT 1500m Freestyle 15:05.29
46 2018   Overall Ranking  
3 2018 Beijing, CHN 1500m Freestyle 14:38.01
6 2018 Beijing, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:48.62
6 2018 Tokyo, JPN 400m Freestyle 3:45.02
3 2018 Tokyo, JPN 1500m Freestyle 14:39.22
63 2017   Overall  
3 2017 Tokyo, JPN 1500m Freestyle 14:40.69
47 2014   Overall  
4 2014 Moscow, RUS 400m Freestyle 3:43.28
1 2014 Moscow, RUS 1500m Freestyle 14:38.21
5 2013 Berlin, GER 400m Freestyle 3:43.11
6 2013 Berlin, GER 1500m Freestyle 15:01.99
3 2013 Eindhoven, NED 1500m Freestyle 14:32.91
7 2013 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.99
5 2012 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:49.60
4 2012 Doha, QAT 1500m Freestyle 14:58.90
8 2012 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 1:51.88
6 2012 Dubai, UAE 400m Freestyle 3:48.66
3 2012 Dubai, UAE 1500m Freestyle 15:02.98
2 2012 Dubai, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:35.85
3 2012 Dubai, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:45.89
28 2011   Overall  
2 2011 Berlin, GER 1500m Freestyle 14:50.15
3 2011 Dubai, UAE 400m Freestyle 3:47.82
2 2011 Dubai, UAE 1500m Freestyle 15:04.49
3 2010 Moscow, RUS 1500m Freestyle 14:54.27