One of the members of the National Team of Ukraine is the reconnaissance man Yurii Dmytrenko.
He is able to joke regarding any life difficulties, and the worst thing towards himself and other people, it is a pity. Yurii Dmytrenko fought in reconnaissance unit during a year and a half. He performed tasks in the hottest regions of the ATO – in Mariupol, Vodiane, Horlivka, Artemivsk, Toretsk, Popasna, Troitske, Pervomaiske, Zolote. During the evacuation of our reconnaissance men, Yurii blew up on anti-personal mine and as a result he lost his left leg.
– I had taken up cross-fit before the artificial limb was installed. Later, I participated in different of contests on this sporting event among wounded servicemen. When the first selection to “Invictus Games” was announced, I decided to try my strength. I will compete in Australia in long jumping, sprinting and swimming. I understand that after being wounded I have not to stay put, it is necessary to move. Sports activity helps me to keep functional capabilities, health in good conditions. I can say that some sports indexes are increased in comparison with those that were before being wounded.
He also said that this year’s team is motivated by rendition of the Ukrainian National Team 2017 because Ukrainian team showed very good results in Toronto, and these achievements motivate the participants to reach new heights every day.