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Oleg Kutscherenko

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameOleg Nikolajewitsch•Kutscherenko
Used nameOleg•Kutscherenko
Other namesOleh Mykolaiovych Kucherenko, Олег Миколайович Кучеренко, Oleg Nikolayevich Kucherenko, Олег Николаевич Кучеренко
Born20 December 1968 in Krasnyi Luch, Luhansk (UKR)
Measurements160 cm / 59 kg
AffiliationsVS Luhansk, Luhansk (UKR) / KSV Köllerbach, Püttlingen (GER)
NOC Germany Unified Team
Nationality Ukraine

Biography

Oleg Kutscherenko took up wrestling in 1978 and made the Soviet national team after winning the 1987 World Junior Championships. Competing in the Greco-Roman light-flyweight class his entire career, Kutscherenko was the 1992 Olympic Champion and 1989-90 World Champion. He also won silver at the 1990 European Championships, bronze at the 1989 Europeans, and the 1988 World Cup. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Kutscherenko moved to Germany and, after becoming a naturalized German citizen in December 1994, represented his new country, but with less success. Representing Germany he won only one medal at a major international tournament: bronze at the 1995 European Championships. Kutscherenko retired from sports in 2004.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1992 Summer Olympics Wrestling EUN UKR Oleh Kucherenko
Light-Flyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1996 Summer Olympics Wrestling GER Oleg Kutscherenko
Light-Flyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 12