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Aleksandr BONDAR
Sport Diving
NOC ROC   
GenderMen
Born25 Oct 1993 in Luhansk, UKR
Height1.72 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Yekaterina Bondar, daughter Victoria
Residence
Zakharkovo, RUS
Occupation
Armed Forces Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Smolensk State Academy of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training at age five in Luhansk, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
His mother held the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in diving and was his first coach.
Club / Team
Central Sports Army Club [CSKA]: Russia
Name of coach
Olga Feoktistova [personal], RUS
General Interest
Nicknames
Sasha (championat.com, 12 Jun 2016)
Hobbies
Spending time with family, listening to audio books. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 10m platform and silver in the synchronised 10m platform at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 May 2021; Athlete, 24 Aug 2020)
Hero / Idol
US diver Greg Louganis. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2011)
Injuries
He did not compete at the 2017 European Championships in Kiev, Ukraine due to injuries to his hand and leg. (rsport.ria.ru, 19 Jul 2017)

At the beginning of the 2012/13 season he had a shoulder injury that limited his training. (sport-express.ua, 14 May 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be strong and disciplined." (Athlete, 02 Feb 2011)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2019 European Swimming League [LEN] Male Diver of the Year. In the same year, he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation and he also holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (bbc.co.uk, 09 Jan 2020; minsport.gov.ru, 15 May 2019; tribun.com.ua, 12 Jan 2012)
Famous relatives
His wife Yekaterina Bondar [nee Fedorchenko] competed in diving for the Russian junior team. (allsportinfo.ru, 04 Oct 2015; sport-express.ua, 30 Jan 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (rg.ru, 16 Jun 2020)
Other information
FROM UKRAINE TO RUSSIAN FEDERATION
At the end of 2014 he moved from Ukraine to the Russian Federation to be closer to his relatives and his Russian partner, Yekaterina Fedorchenko, who he married in January 2015. He was about to quit the sport having undergone nasal surgery due to chronic highmoritis [inflammation of the sinuses] after representing Ukraine at the 2014 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. He then met the president of the Russian Diving Federation, Alexei Vlasenko, who suggested that he carry on diving and compete for the Russian team. In October 2015 he received Russian citizenship. (allsportinfo.ru, 04 Oct 2015, 29 Oct 2015, 06 Jan 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Tokyo, JPN 10m Platform 514.50 
3 2021 Tokyo, JPN 10m Platform Synchro 439.92
12 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform 443.70
8 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 433.32
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10m Platform 541.05
2 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10m Platform Synchro  
4 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform 484.80
2 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro 458.85
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform 464.75
8 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform 457.35
3 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 435.36
12 2009 Rome, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 384.87
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
15 2017 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard 310.70
2 2016 Kuching, MAS 10m Platform Synchro 381.18
16 2014   10m Platform  
3 2014 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 486.50
11 2013   10m Platform  
3 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 507.50
32 2012   10m Platform  
2 2011   10m Platform  
3 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 515.10
4 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 395.10
3 2011 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 500.60
6 2011 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 345.33
6 2011 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 477.85
2 2011 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 419.94
4 2007 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 341.22
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform 564.35
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro 471.96
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 10m Platform 542.05
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 10m Platform Synchro 423.12
8 2014 Berlin, GER 10m Platform 419.55
2 2014 Berlin, GER Team Event 409.75
3 2014 Berlin, GER 10m Platform Synchro 415.17
1 2013 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 521.45
1 2013 Rostock, GER Team Event 413.20
4 2012 Eindhoven, NED 10m Platform 511.20
Final 2012 Eindhoven, NED 10m Platform Synchro 437.79
2 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team Event 387.85
3 2011 Turin, ITA 10m Platform 493.95
Final 2011 Turin, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 458.34
Final 2009 Turin, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 406.23
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2020   10m Platform  
3 2020 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform 468.10
1 2020 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 412.44
3 2019   10m Platform  
3 2019 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 509.95
2 2019 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 425.67
2 2019 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 522.60
2 2019 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 403.02
4 2019 London, ENG 10m Platform 515.90
3 2019 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro  
10 2019 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform 409.15
5 2019 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 387.51
3 2019 Sagamihara, JPN 10m Platform 545.90
2 2019 Sagamihara, JPN 10m Platform Synchro 420.45
2 2018   10m Platform  
4 2018 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 506.55
5 2018 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 385.65
5 2018 Fuji, JPN 10m Platform 457.50
2 2018 Fuji, JPN 10m Platform Synchro 418.02
2 2018 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 533.80
1 2018 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 432.72
3 2018 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform 531.15
2 2018 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 425.28
4 2017   10m Platform  
4 2017 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 497.40
3 2017 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 415.50
4 2017 Guangzhou, CHN 10m Platform 522.25
3 2017 Guangzhou, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 429.03
7 2017 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 457.00
4 2017 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 383.31
6 2017 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform 382.80
3 2017 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 422.16
4 2014   10m Platform  
5 2014 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 479.95
5 2014 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 507.20
3 2014 London, ENG 10m Platform 549.55
2 2014 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 448.26
5 2014 Monterrey, MEX 10m Platform 536.80
4 2014 Monterrey, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 400.35
6 2014 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 499.50
4 2014 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 430.98
10 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform 418.75
4 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 408.36
8 2012   10m Platform  
4 2012   10m Platform Synchro  
7 2012 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 444.25
4 2012 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 430.41
2 2012 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 430.08
7 2012 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 454.15
7 2012 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 472.95
6 2012 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 418.56
4 2012 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 436.62