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Oleksiy PRYGOROV
Sport Diving, High Diving
NOC Ukraine   
GenderMen
Born25 Jun 1987 in Kharkov, URS
Height1.81 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Alya, one son
Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Education: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up diving at age nine in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
His father worked at a swimming pool and he was going there for trampolining. He was doing other sports at that time but a diving coach noticed him and offered him a chance to try the sport.
Name of coach
Volodymyr Molchanov [personal], UKR, from 1998
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing tennis, volleyball, football, chess, billiards, basketball. (Athlete, 03 Aug 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the synchronised 3m springboard at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2017)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 04 Feb 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is my life." (Athlete, 04 Feb 2016)
Awards and honours
For his performance at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, he received the Order for Courage [third class] in Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 04 Sep 2008)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (Athlete, 04 Feb 2016)
Other sports
He competed in diving at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal in the synchronised 3m springboard in 2008. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Aug 2019)
Ambitions
To compete for medals at the World Cup, world championships and World Series in high diving. (Athlete, 03 Aug 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
16 2012 London, ENG 3m Springboard 414.15
4 2012 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 434.22
3 2008 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 415.05
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 403.65
6 2011 Shanghai, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 412.20
Preliminary round 2011 Shanghai, CHN 1m Springboard 352.30
12 2011 Shanghai, CHN 3m Springboard 399.30
Preliminary Round 2009 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 292.38
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
24 2013   3m Springboard  
2 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 428.37
2 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 428.37
8 2013 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 407.70
43 2011   3m Springboard  
3 2011 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 415.08
12 2010 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 310.85
2 2010 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 408.48
11 2010 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 384.95
1 2010 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 430.53
17 2010 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 340.70
5 2010 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 391.95
2 2009 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 386.07
15 2008 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard 353.85
3 2008 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 390.09
29 2008 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard 288.75
3 2008 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 390.09
16 2008 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 374.60
7 2007 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 368.79
6 2006 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 351.12
5 2006 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 380.64
5 2005 Elektrostal, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 302.34
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2012 Eindhoven, NED 1m Springboard 368.85
Preliminary round 2012 Eindhoven, NED 3m Springboard 370.00
3 2012 Eindhoven, NED 3m Springboard Synchro 432.48
Preliminary round 2011 Turin, ITA 1m Springboard 327.40
11 2011 Turin, ITA 3m Springboard 398.85
4 2011 Turin, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 407.46
Preliminary round 2010 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 316.65
1 2010 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard Synchro 431.67
1 2009 Turin, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 422.31
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2013 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 394.32
11 2012   3m Springboard  
1 2012   3m Springboard Synchro  
2 2012 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 431.43
3 2012 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 423.87
7 2012 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard 390.90
3 2012 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 432.81
3 2011 Guanajuato, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 410.58
3 2011 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 428.64
13 2009   3m Springboard  
6 2009   3m Springboard Synchro  
10 2009 Doha, QAT 3m Springboard 405.30
5 2009 Doha, QAT 3m Springboard Synchro 378.27
10 2009 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard 397.95