Famous Athletes From Ukraine

What famous athletes are from Ukraine? Ukraine has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Ukrainian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Ukraine and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. Who is the best Ukrainian athlete ever? Which Ukraine sports stars do you love?

A couple of the great Ukraine sports stars are brothers Wladimir Klitschko and Vitali Klitschko. Both were legendary boxers who won gold medals and world titles. There are famous Ukraine soccer players, like Andriy Shevchenko and Andriy Yarmolenko. Ukraine has also made an impact in the NBA with Ukranian basketball players Slava Medvedenko and Alex Len.

Vote up the best Ukraine athletes of all time, and help decide which Ukraine athlete is the greatest of all time!

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  • Yaroslav Amosov

    Yaroslav Amosov

    Mixed Martial Artist
    64 votes
    • Birthplace: Irpin', Ukraine
  • Boris Shakhlin
    96 votes
    • Birthplace: Ishim, Tyumen Oblast, Russia
    Boris Anfiyanovich Shakhlin (Russian: Борис Анфиянович Шахлин; 27 January 1932 – 30 May 2008) was a Soviet gymnast who was the 1960 Olympic all-around champion and the 1958 all-around World Champion. ...more
  • Wladimir Klitschko
    Professional Boxer
    15 votes
    • Birthplace: Semey, Kazakhstan
    Vladimir Vladimirovitsch Klitschko (born 25 March 1976) is a Ukrainian former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2017. He held the world heavyweight championship twice, including the WBA ...more
  • Elina Svitolina

    Elina Svitolina

    Tennis player
    95 votes
    • Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine
    Elina Svitolina (born 12 September 1994) is a Ukrainian professional tennis player. She reached her career-high ranking in singles of world No. 3 on 11 September 2017 and in doubles of world No. 108 ...more
  • Andriy Shevchenko
    Soccer Player
    9 votes
    • Birthplace: Dvirkivschyna, Ukraine
    Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko (born 29 September 1976) is a Ukrainian politician, football manager and former professional footballer who played for Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea and the Ukraine ...more
  • Vitali Klitschko
    9 votes
    • Birthplace: Belovodskoye, Kyrgyzstan
    Vitaly Vladimirovich Klitschko (born 19 July 1971) is a Ukrainian politician and former professional boxer. He currently serves as Mayor of Kiev and head of the Kiev City State Administration, having ...more