Andriy Khvetkevych

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Andriy Khvetkevych
Андрій Хветкевич
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Andriy Khvetkevych, Hallandale Beach, FL, USA, taken on March 7, 2020
Born (1983-03-08) March 8, 1983 (age 38)
Dnipro, Ukraine
NationalityUkrainian
Education
  • Economic Cybernetics
  • Intellectual Property
Alma mater
  • National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine
  • National University Odesa Law Academy
OccupationFreediver
Years active2017-present

Andriy Khvetkevych (Андрій Хветкевич, born March 8, 1983, in Dnipro, Ukraine) is a world-class freediver and record-holder. He started his training in Apnea and Free-diving in 2017 and got his first national record in 2018.

His first National Record for Ukraine set on July 30, 2018, on the Vertical Blue Competition with 71m [1] [2] in CNF (Constant Weight No-Fins) discipline, certified by AIDA Judges. Andriy became First Individual Champion, competing for two different countries: Ukraine by AIDA and USA by CMAS. He has broken several free-diving national records, including Constant weight without fins (-71 meter, July 2018), Free Immersion (-95 meter, October 2019), Constant weight Bi-Fins (-97 meter [3], August 2019 CMAS National Record [4]), and Constant weight Bi-Fins (-80 meter, May 2019 AIDA National Record).

His achievements have been recognized with AIDA [5] and CMAS [6] organizations.

He studied Economic Cybernetics in the National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine, Intellectual Property in the State Institute of Intellectual Property of Ukraine (renamed to National University Odesa Law Academy in 2016 [7]), and he becomes a Patent Attorney of Ukraine, registered number 366.

He suffered an injury on October 30, 2019 surfacing from -95m [8], during a training in an attempt to break the national record in Constant Weight for Ukraine. He was diagnosed with Decompression Sickness and got treatment in Hyperbaric Chamber in Kuala Lumpur and the United States. He feels good at the moment, according to Divers Alert Network article.

AIDA Competitions and Results for Andriy Khvetkevych
Competition Name Date of Attempt Discipline Announced Depth Performed Depth Result Points Description
AIDA Depth World Championship 2019 2019/09/13 CWT 102 m 87 m Yellow 71 no tag,rp
AIDA Depth World Championship 2019 2019/09/11 FIM 95 m 95 m White 95 OK, National Record
AIDA Depth World Championship 2019 2019/09/09 CNF 69 m 61 m Yellow 52 no tag,rp
AIDA Caribbean Cup 2019 2019/08/02 FIM 92 m 92 m White 92 OK, National Record
Philippine Depth National Championship 2019 2019/05/19 FIM 80 m 80 m White 80 OK
Philippine Depth National Championship 2019 2019/05/18 CWTB 80 m 80 m White 80 OK, National Record
Xibalba 2019 2019/04/27 CNF 68 m 68 m Red 0 dqbo,dqsp
Xibalba 2019 2019/04/25 CWT 77 m 77 m White 77 OK
Xibalba 2019 2019/04/24 CWTB 75 m 75 m White 75 OK, National Record
Molchanova Grand Prix 2018/09/21 CNF 70 m 62 m Red 0 dqother, pull
Vertical Blue 2018/07/26 CNF 71 m 71 m White 71 OK, National Record
Vertical Blue 2018/07/25 CNF 69 m 69 m Red 0 dq pull
Vertical Blue 2018/07/22 CWT 70 m 70 m White 70 OK
Vertical Blue 2018/07/21 CWT 70 m 67 m Yellow 63 early
Vertical Blue 2018/07/17 FIM 70 m 70 m White 70 OK
Vertical Blue 2018/07/16 CNF 66 m 66 m White 66 OK, National Record
Red C cup (10th edition) 2018/05/31 CNF 61 m 61 m White 61 OK
Red C cup (10th edition) 2018/05/30 CNF 56 m 56 m White 56 OK

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