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Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS


Further Personal Information

Date of birth
25 October 1993
172 cm
Wife Yekaterina Bondar [Fedorchenko], daughter Victoria
Zakharkovo, RUS
Army, Athlete
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

Sasha (, 12 Jun 2016)
Spending time with family, listening to audio books. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze on the 10m platform and silver on the synchronised 10m platform at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2020)
Hero / Idol
US diver Greg Louganis. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2011)
He did not compete at the 2017 European Championships in Kiev, Ukraine, due to hand and a leg injuries. (, 19 Jul 2017)

After competing at the 2014 European Championships in Berlin, Germany, he underwent nasal surgery due to chronic highmoritis [inflammation of the sinuses]. (, 30 Jan 2015)

At the beginning of the 2012/13 season he had a shoulder injury that limited his training. (, 14 May 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be strong and disciplined." (Athlete, 02 Feb 2011)
Awards and honours
He was named European Swimming Federation [LEN] Male Diver of the Year in 2019. (, 09 Jan 2020)

In 2019 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 15 May 2019)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (, 12 Jan 2012)
Famous relatives
His wife Yekaterina Bondar [Fedorchenko] competed in diving for the Russian junior team. (, 04 Oct 2015;, 30 Jan 2015)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (, 16 Jun 2020)
Other information
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 when he met the president of the Russian Diving Federation, Alexei Vlasenko, who suggested he continue the sport and compete for the Russian team. In October 2015 he received Russian citizenship. (, 04 Oct 2015, 29 Oct 2015, 06 Jan 2016)

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