Oleksii Sereda

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Oleksii Sereda
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Personal information
Native nameОлексій Середа
Citizenship Ukraine
Born (2005-12-25) 25 December 2005 (age 13)
Mykolaiv
Sport
SportDiving

Oleksii Viktorovych Sereda (Ukrainian: Олексій Вікторович Середа; born 25 December 2005) is a Ukrainian diver. He is the 2019 European champion in the 10 metre platform event.

Career[edit]

Oleksii Sereda and Oleh Serbin after winning silver medals in 10m platform synchro diving at the European Championships

Sereda made his Ukrainian national team debut in 2019, at the age of 13. At the World Championships he placed 4th in both individual and synchronized (with Oleh Serbin) dives on 10m platform.[1] As a result, he qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics in individual competitions.[2]

Sereda became the youngest ever Europe champion on 11 August 2019, after winning gold in the individual 10 metre platform competition at the 2019 European Diving Championships.[3][4] He also won a silver medal with his partner Oleh Serbin in synchronized diving.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "13-летний украинский прыгун в воду едва не завоевал медаль взрослого чемпионата мира". XSPORT.ua.
  2. ^ "13-летний украинец Середа – четвертый в мире на 10-метровой вышке". XSPORT.ua.
  3. ^ "Tom Daley record broken by 13-year-old Oleksii Sereda". 12 August 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  4. ^ "Oleksii Sereda: 'Care needed' with diving champion, 13, after 'crazy' reaction to Euro gold". 13 August 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.