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List of famous athletes from Ukraine, listed alphabetically with photos when available. 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. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Ukraine then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different athletes, like Serhiy Rybalka and Ihor Bazhan.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Ukrainian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Ukraine?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Ukraine in order to get more information about each one.

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Sergei Bubka is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
Serhiy Nazarovych Bubka is a former Ukrainian pole vaulter. He represented the Soviet Union until its dissolution in 1991, was twice named Athlete of the Year by Track & Field News, and in ...more

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Valentina Fedyushina is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
Valentina Fedjuschina born 10 February 1965 in Moscow, is a retired Austrian shot putter. She originally competed for Soviet Union and Ukraine, but became an Austrian citizen in 1999 to compete ...more

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Oksana Grishuk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
Oksana Vladimirovna Grishuk is a Russian former competitive ice dancer. She is best known for her partnership with Evgeni Platov from 1989–1998. With Platov, she is a two-time Olympic champion, ...more

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Yuriy Kalitvintsev is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv
Yuriy Mykolayovych Kalitvintsev is a former footballer, Ukraine international who after retiring works as a coach in Ukraine and the Russian Federation. Master of Sports, International Class. He ...more

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Nataliya Rusnachenko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
Nataliya Rusnachenko is a Ukrainian former handball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1988 Summer Olympics and for Austria in the 1992 Summer Olympics and in the 2000 Summer ...more

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Serhiy Kandaurov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
Serhiy Viktorovych Kandaurov is a retired Ukrainian football player and now coach of FC Arsenal Kharkiv. He has played in clubs like Metalist Kharkiv in Ukraine and Maccabi Haifa FC in Israel ...more

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Viktor Leonenko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
Viktor Yevhenovych Leonenko is a former footballer and Ukraine international. At least since 2006 he is a football commentator and analyst for the televised football forum "3 time" at ...more

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Alona Bondarenko is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
Alona Volodymyrivna Bondarenko Dyachok is a retired Ukrainian tennis player. She has a younger sister Kateryna Bondarenko who also plays on the Tour. She formerly paired with her older sister ...more

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Kateryna Bondarenko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
Kateryna Volodymyrivna Bondarenko is a professional female tennis player from Ukraine and a doubles champion at Australian Open 2008. The younger sister of professional tennis players Valeria ...more

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Tatiana Volosozhar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous 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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Wladimir Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
Wladimir Klitschko is a Ukrainian professional boxer who competes in the heavyweight division. He is a multiple-time world champion. Klitschko has held a piece of the world heavyweight ...more

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Valj Semerenko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous 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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Lilia Vaygina-Efremova is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
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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Yana Klochkova is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
Yana Oleksandrivna Klochkova is a Ukrainian swimmer, who has won five Olympic medals in her career, with four of them being gold. She is Master of Sports, World Class and the only multi gold ...more

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Nataliya Dobrynska is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
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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Iryna Merleni is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
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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Leonard Krupnik is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
New York Red Bulls
Leonard Krupnik is a Soviet-born American-Israeli soccer player who currently plays for Maccabi Umm al-Fahm.

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Evgeni Aldonin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
PFC CSKA Moscow
Evgeni Valerievich Aldonin is a Russian footballer who last played for FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod. He once told the press that he could not stand "those filthy krauts". He is similar to ...more

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Yozhef Sabo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
FC Dynamo Kyiv
Yozhef Yozhefovich Sabo is a former Soviet football player of Hungarian background. He is baptized as a Greek-Catholic.

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Nadiya Didenko is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
Nadiya Didenko is a freestyle skier.

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Marian Pahars is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
FK Jūrmala
Marians Pahars is a Latvian former footballer, currently the manager of Latvia national football team. He spent most of his career as a striker with Southampton in the Premier League and with ...more

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Taras Stepanenko is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
FC Metalurh Zaporizhya
Taras Mykolayovych Stepanenko is a Ukrainian footballer, who is currently playing for FC Shakhtar Donetsk. He started his career at Metalurh Zaporizhya, making his debut in 2007, before joining ...more

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Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
Oleksiy Oleksandrovych Mykhaylychenko, is a Ukrainian football coach and former professional football player. He is the Distinguished Master of Sports of USSR and the Distinguished Coach of ...more

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Olena Antonova is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
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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Tatiana Perebiynis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
Tatiana Yurevna Perebiynis is a former professional tennis player from Ukraine. She reached the Wimbledon junior girls' singles final in 2000, and won the Wimbledon juniors doubles final that ...more