Olympics The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine  

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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Ukraine, with photos when available. These are the best Ukrainian Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Ukrainian athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Ukrainian Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Ukraine is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

List features Ihor Razoronov, Artur Ayvazian and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Ukrainian Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from Ukraine?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Ukraine Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Ukraine.
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Tatiana Volosozhar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Tatiana Andreyеvna Volosozhar is a Russian pair skater. With Maxim Trankov, she is the two times 2014 Olympic champion in the pairs and in team events, the 2013 World champion, a three-time ...more

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Oksana Khvostenko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Oksana Khvostenko is a Ukrainian biathlete. In 2011 Ukraine initially finished 2nd in the relay but was later disqualified because she had too high levels of ephedrine in a doping test.

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Aliona Savchenko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Pair skating Aliona Savchenko is a Ukrainian-born German pair skater who currently skates with Bruno Massot for Germany. Savchenko originally represented Ukraine with Dmitri Boyenko and Stanislav Morozov. ...more

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Natalya Davydova is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Women's Weightlifting, 69kg Natalya Davydova is a Ukrainian weightlifter. She won the bronze medal in the 69 kg category at the 2005 Junior World Championships, with a total of 233 kg. At the 2005 World Weightlifting ...more

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Nataliya Tobias is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Women's Athletics, 1500m Nataliya Viktorivna Tobias, née Sydorenko is a female middle distance runner from Ukraine, who specializes in the 1500 metres. Tobias received a two-year ban in 2012 for testing positive ...more

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Armen Vardanyan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, Lightweight 60 - 66kg Armen Vardanyan is an Armenian-Ukrainian Greco-Roman wrestler. He has been awarded the Honoured Master of Sports Ukraine title.

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Nataliya Dobrynska is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Women's Heptathlon Nataliya Dobrynska is a Ukrainian heptathlete. She is the 2008 Olympic champion and also holds the heptathlon best in the shot put. Her indoor pentathlon best of 5013 points is the world record ...more

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Artur Ayvazian is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Men's 50m rifle prone Artur Surenovych Ayvazyan is an Olympic shooter for Ukraine who won a gold medal in the 50 metre rifle prone event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Born in the Armenian Soviet Socialist ...more

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Nadiya Didenko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Nadiya Didenko is a freestyle skier.

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Valentina Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Valentina Shevchenko is a Ukrainian cross country skier who has been competing in the World Cup since the 1995–96 season.

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Olha Zhovnir is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Women's Sabre team Olha Bohdanivna Zhovnir is a Ukrainian fencer and member of the team which won the gold medal in sabre at the 2008 Summer Olympics. The Ukrainian team won gold in the Sabre final beating Russia ...more

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Olena Khomrova is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Women's Sabre team Olena Khomrova is a Ukrainian fencer and member of the team which won the gold medal in sabre at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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Olena Zhupina is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Women's synchronized 3 metre springboard Olena Zhupina is a female diver from Ukraine who won the bronze medal with Ganna Sorokina in the Women's 3m Synchronized Springboard competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. ...more

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Olga Kharlan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Olga Kharlan Olha Kharlan is a Ukrainian sabre fencer. She holds a bronze medal from the 2012 Summer Olympics and is twice World champion and five-times European champion. She was Olympic team champion in ...more

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Olena Antonova is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Women's Discus throw Olena Anatolyevna Antonova is a Ukrainian former discus thrower. She was born in Nikopol. Antonova's personal best throw is 67.30 metres, achieved in June 2004 in Kiev. She won the bronze medal ...more

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Viktor Ruban is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Men's Archery, individual Viktor Ruban is an Olympic gold medal winning former world number one Ukrainian archer.

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Oleksiy Torokhtiy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Men's Weightlifting, Heavyweight 94 - 105 kg Oleksiy Torokhtiy is a Ukrainian weightlifter. He won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's 105 kg category with a total of 412 kg. He finished in 11th place at the 2008

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Volodymyr Boshchuk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Volodymyr Boshchuk is a Ukrainian ski jumper who has competed since 2002. He finished 50th in the individual normal hill event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Boshchuk's best finish at ...more

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Kateryna Grygorenko is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Kateryna Grygorenko is a cross-country skier.

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Roman Yazvinskyy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Roamn Yazvinskyy is a Ukrainian luger who competed in the mid-2000s. He competed in the men's doubles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, but crashed out toward the end of the first run. ...more

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Lesya Kalytovska is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Women's Track Cycling, Individual Pursuit Lesya Mykhailivna Kalytovska is a Ukrainian professional racing cyclist. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women's team pursuit for the national team.

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Oleksandr Abramenko is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Oleksandr Abramenko is a freestyle skier.

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Oleksandr Vorobiov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Men's Rings Oleksandr Vorobiov is a Ukrainian gymnast. He won a bronze medal on rings at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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Roman Pryma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Roman Pryma is a biathlete.

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Olga Volkova is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Olga Volkova is a freestyle skier.

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Iryna Lishchynska is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Women's Athletics, 1500m Iryna Lishchynska, née Nedelenko is a Ukrainian middle distance runner who specializes in the 1500 metres.

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Lilia Vaygina-Efremova is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Women's 7.5 km Sprint Lilia Vaygina-Efremova is a Ukrainian biathlete. On February 16, 2006, she won the Winter Olympics bronze medal for the 7.5 km biathlon competition, becoming the first Ukrainian athlete to win a ...more

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Yuriy Hayduk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Yuriy Hayduk is a Ukrainian luger who has competed since 2003. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 14th in the men's doubles event at Turin in 2006. Hayduk best finish ...more

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Stanislav Morozov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Stanislav Oleksandrovych Morozov is a former pair skater who competed for Ukraine and now works as a coach in Russia. With partner Tatiana Volosozhar, he was a four-time Ukrainian national ...more

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Roman Gontiuk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Men's Judo, 73 - 81kg (half-middleweight) Roman Volodymyrovych Hontyuk, also spelled Roman Gontyuk, is a male judoka from Ukraine. He won a silver medal in the half-middleweight division at the 2004 Summer Olympics and bronze medal in ...more

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Enver Ablaiev is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Enver Ablaiev is a freestyle skier.

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Halyna Pundyk is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Women's Sabre team Halyna Vasylivna Pundyk is a Ukrainian gold medallist in sabre fencing. She was a member of the team which won the gold medal in sabre at the 2008 Summer Olympics. The Ukrainian women's team won ...more

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Valj Semerenko is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Valentyna Oleksandrivna Semerenko, known also as Valya Semerenko and featuring in statistics as Valj Semerenko is a Ukrainian biathlete.

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Ganna Sorokina is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Women's synchronized 3 metre springboard Ganna Sorokina is a female diver from Ukraine who won the bronze medal with Olena Zhupina in the Women's 3m Synchronized Springboard competition. Sorokina also competed in the individual 3m ...more

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Volodymyr Trachuk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Volodymyr Trachuk is a Nordic combined skier.

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Olexander Bilanenko is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Olexander Bilanenko is a biathlete.

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Vita Iakymchuk is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Vita Iakymchuk is a cross-country skier.

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Oleksandr Putsko is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Oleksandr Putsko is a cross-country skier.

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Vasyl Fedoryshyn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Men's Freestyle Wrestling, Featherweight 55 - 60 kg Vasyl Petrovych Fedoryshyn is a male wrestler from Ukraine, who competes in the men's -60 kg freestyle division. He was born in Kalush, Ukrainian SSR. He finished fourth in the Men's Lightweight ...more

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Roman Leybyuk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Roman Leybyuk is a cross-country skier.

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Vyacheslav Derkach is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Vyacheslav Derkach is a biathlete.

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Ihor Razoronov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Men's Weightlifting, Heavyweight 94 - 105 kg Ihor Anatoliyovych Razoronov is an Olympic weightlifting from Ukraine.

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Iryna Merleni is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Women's Freestyle Wrestling, Flyweight 48 kg Irini Merleni-Mykulchyn is a Ukrainian wrestler, who competed in the – 48 kg weight class at the 2004 Summer Olympics and claimed the gold medal. In the same event at the 2008 Summer Olympics, ...more

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Mikhail Gumenyak is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Mikhail Gumenyak is a cross-country skier.

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Andriy Kis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Andriy Kis is a Ukrainian luger who has competed since 2003. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 14th in the men's doubles event at Turin in 2006. Kis's best finish at ...more

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Anton Kovalevski is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Anton Volodymyrovych Kovalevski is a Ukrainian figure skater. He won medals at the Crystal Skate of Romania, Golden Spin of Zagreb, Ice Challenge, and Ondrej Nepela Memorial, and is a four-time ...more

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Stanislav Kravchuk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Ukraine
Stanislav Kravchuk is a freestyle skier.