Olga Kirichenko

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOlga Aleksandrovna•Kirichenko (-Pankratova)
Used nameOlga•Kirichenko
Original nameОльга Александровна•Кириченко (-Панкратова)
Other namesOlha Oleksandrivna Kyrychenko (-Pankratova), Ольга Олександрівна Кириченко (-Панкратова)
Born27 January 1976
NOC Unified Team
Nationality Ukraine


The high point of Olga Kirichenko’s career was the 1992 Olympics, where she was member of the bronze medal-winning Unified Team’s medley relay team. Equally strong in freestyle and butterfly, she competed in both styles at three major international tournaments during her career. At the 1992 Olympics, she was seventh in the 200 free, but did not advance from the heats of the 100 fly. At the 1993 European Championships she was fifth in the 100 butterfly and sixth in the 200 freestyle, also winning bronze in the medley relay as a member of the Russian team. Kirichenko made her last international appearance at the 1994 World Championships, where she did not advance from the heats in both individual and relay races. Domestically, Kyrychenko won the Russian 1993 200 and 400 freestyle titles. She later married Denis Pankratov, who won both the 100 and 200 fly at the 1996 Olympics.

Personal Best: 100 m freestyle – 57.94 (1994); 200 m freestyle – 2:00.67 (1992); 400 m freestyle – 4:16.78 (1993); 50 m butterfly – 28.81 (1993); 100 m butterfly – 1:01.23 (1993).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1992 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) EUN UKR Olga Kirichenko
200 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 7
100 metres Butterfly, Women (Olympic) 17
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) Unified Team 3 Bronze

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