Famous Weightlifters from Ukraine

List of notable or famous weightlifters from Ukraine, with bios and photos, including the top weightlifters born in Ukraine and even some popular weightlifters who immigrated to Ukraine. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Ukrainian weightlifters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These weightlifters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known weightlifter from Ukraine is included when available.

This list features people like Iulia Paratova and Igor Shymechko.

This historic weightlifters from Ukraine list can help answer the questions "Who are some Ukrainian weightlifters of note?" and "Who are the most famous weightlifters from Ukraine?" These prominent weightlifters of Ukraine may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Ukrainian weightlifters.

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  • Artem Ivanov (born December 16, 1987 in Dnipropetrovsk) is a Ukrainian (until 2014) and Russian (since 2014) weightlifter. His best total is 420 kg (190 snatch + 230 clean and jerk - Ukrainian Championships 2012). If this had not been completed at a domestic event, it would have represented a substantial increase on the world record at this weight division. At the 2012 Olympic Games, Ivanov did not appear for his weigh-in, prompting speculation of injury, and leaving rival Ilya Ilyin to comfortably retain his title.
    • Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
  • Artem Udachyn

    Artem Serhiyovych Udachyn (Ukrainian: Артем Сергійович Удачин; born March 26, 1980 in Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast) is a male weightlifter from Ukraine. He twice competed for his native country at the Summer Olympics (2000 and 2008) in the men's super heavyweight division (+ 105 kg), finishing in 11th and 4th place in the final standings. In the 2003 world weightlifting championships in Vancouver he got the silver medal in the total, but it was later taken away because of doping use. Udachyn was registered as the joint heaviest athlete at the London 2012 Olympics (alongside Carl Myerscough), weighing 160 kg.
    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Donetsk, Ukraine
  • Ihor Shymechko

    Ihor Myronovych Shymechko is a Ukrainian weightlifter. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the +105 kg event.
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
  • Iulia Paratova

    Yulia Paratova is a Ukrainian weighlifter. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Women's 53 kg, finishing 5th.
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine
  • Kostyantyn Piliyev

    Kostyantyn Piliyev is a Ukrainian weightlifter. He competed for Ukraine at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Donetsk, Ukraine
  • 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 Olympics.
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Donetsk, Ukraine