Anton Datsko

Anton Datsko (Ukrainian: Антон Дацко; b. 24 May 1983) is a Ukrainian wheelchair fencer who won gold medal at IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Grand Prix in Eger, Hungary, won gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and won a silver medal at the Paralympic Games in London in 2012.

Anton Datsko
Anton Datsko 2014 IWAS ECH foil C t172252.jpg
Personal information
Born (1983-05-24) May 24, 1983 (age 38)
Busk, Ukraine
Country Ukraine
Personal coachSvitlana Kolesnykova
Medal record
IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Grand Prix
Gold medal – first place IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Grand Prix Wheelchair fencing
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio Men's sabre B
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Men's Foil B


Anton Datsko was born on 24 May 1983 in Busk, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine. An accident happened to him at age of 16, when he, a senior school pupil, fell off a walnut tree. After high school Anton studied to be a tailor and at first worked at a garment factory. While doing a regular rehab in Lviv, he was advised to go in for sport, and took up fencing by advice of his first couch. He is since training in 'Invasport' program in Lviv.[1]

Anton has been in wheelchair fencing since 2003 and has been a part of the national team since 2005.[2] He competes in category "B" for men's sabre and foil.

Sports careerEdit

At the Paralympics in Beijing Datsko placed seventh in foil and was tenth in sabre.[2] He won some medals at the European and World championships in 2011.[3]

Datsko won the silver medal at the Paralympic Games in London due to a loss during the finals to China's Hu Daoliang 10–15.[2]

In 2015 he was European Champion in both the category B foil and sabre events.[4]

In wheelchair fencing at 2016 Summer Paralympics, Anton Datsko won 'gold' in the men's individual saber event (category B) after winning 15–7 against Panagiotis Triantafyllou of Greece.[5]

In 2017 Anton Datsko won 'bronze' at Wheelchair Fencing Stadskanaal World Cup[6] and 'gold' at Wheelchair Fencing Pisa World Cup.[7] On the 2017 Wheelchair Fencing World Championships held in Rome Anton Datsko took 'silver' (foil), and 'bronze' (saber team).[8]


  1. ^ Lubchak, Vadym (2016-09-22). "The gold I so much suffered for". Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  2. ^ a b c "Lviv Welcomes Home its Paralympic Athletes". Lviv Today. October 2012. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  3. ^ "Will Anton Datsko's dominance continue?". IPC. April 7, 2013. Archived from the original on July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "Ukraine's Datsko seeks return to No. 1". Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  5. ^ "Ukraine's wheelchair fencers dominate on day one". Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  6. ^ "Well organized World Cup Wheelchair Fencing Stadskanaal ends with thrilling final | World Cup Wheelchair Fencing Stadskanaal". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  7. ^ "IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Pisa World Cup 2017". Archived from the original on 2018-01-31. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  8. ^ "Ukrainian wheelchair fencers win 8 medals in Rome". Ukraine good news (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-01-31.

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