Team Ukraine Ukraine - Profile

Medals in Current Games

Medals in Current Games
Rank Men Women MixedOpenTotal Total
Rank
1 2 3 Total 1 2 3 Total 1 2 3 Total 1 2 3 Total 1 2 3 Total
44 1 3 3 7 0 3 8 11 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 12 19 16

General Interest

At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Ukraine won two gold medals in an overall haul of 11 medals. Canoe sprint athlete Yuriy Cheban took gold in the men's C1 200m event and gymnast Oleg Verniaiev in the men's parallel bars. Both the total medal count and the number of gold medals won were the fewest in Ukraine's six Olympic appearances.

Ukraine's first appearance on the Olympic stage as an independent nation came in 1996, with the country's athletes having previously represented the Soviet Union and Unified Team. Greco-Roman wrestler Vyacheslav Oliynyk was the first athlete to win a gold medal for independent Ukraine when he won the 90kg category at the 1996 Games in Atlanta.

One of the most recognisable names in the world of athletics is Sergey Bubka. Bubka, born in Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, won just one Olympic gold medal in three attempts between 1988 and 2000 despite winning six world championship titles and setting 17 outdoor and 18 indoor world records in his career. His one Olympic title was achieved in Seoul in 1988 while representing the Soviet Union.

Valeriy Borzov is also an all-time great in athletics who hails from Ukraine. He won the 100m-200m sprint double representing the Soviet Union at the 1972 Games in Munich. Both Borzov and Bubka are now members of the International Olympic Committee, with Bubka also serving as an executive member and NOC president.

Swimmer Yana Klochkova is Ukraine's most successful athlete since independence. Klochkova won the women's 200m and 400mindividual medley events at the 2000 and 2004 Games, adding a silver in the 800m freestyle in 2000. Her four gold medals are the most for any Ukrainian athlete.

Another notable Ukrainian gymnast is Grigori Misutin. Although he only won one medal for Ukraine, a bronze in 1996, he claimed one gold and four silver medals at the 1992 Games, representing the Unified Team. His six total medals are the most of any athlete who has represented Ukraine.
Website
http://noc-ukr.org

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Anthem

Sche Ne Vmerla Ukrainy [Ukraine's Glory Hasn't Perished]
Words by Pavlo Chubynskyi, music by Mykhailo Verbytskyi.
1992

Flagbearers

Membership

National Olympic Committee of Ukraine
1990
1993

Officials

Sergey Bubka
Natalia Kovalenko
Sergey Bubka [entry in the IOC: 2008], Valeriy Borzov [entry in the IOC: 1994]

Participation

1996
7 [Tokyo 2020 included]
Medals per sport
SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Archery1124
Artistic Gymnastics53412
Athletics231217
Boxing43714
Canoe Sprint3238
Cycling Track0123
Diving0022
Fencing2136
Handball0011
Judo0123
Modern Pentathlon0101
Rhythmic Gymnastics1045
Rowing1113
Sailing1225
Shooting4228
Swimming4217
Trampoline Gymnastics1102
Weightlifting2125
Wrestling - Freestyle2349
Wrestling - Greco-Roman1225
Total343056120

Medals per year
YearGoldSilverBronzeTotal
201625411
2012541019
2008741122
200485922
20003101023
1996921223
Total343056120
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