Yury Kharchenko

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameYury Aleksandrovich•Kharchenko
Used nameYury•Kharchenko
Original nameЮрий Александрович•Харченко
Born11 October 1963 in Roshchino, Leningrad (RUS)
Measurements178 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsDynamo St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation


The high point of Yury Kharchenko’s career was the 1988 Winter Olympics, where he won a somewhat surprising bronze medal. At the 1989 World Championships Kharchenko won two bronzes in both the mixed team and team event. He also won silver at the 1987-88 World Cup in singles. Domestically Kharchenko won five Soviet titles (1983, 1985-87, 1990), one silver (1988) and two bronzes (1984, 1991), all in singles. After his sporting retirement, Kharchenko worked as a telecommunications engineer.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1984 Winter Olympics Luge URS RUS Yury Kharchenko
Singles, Men (Olympic) 7
1988 Winter Olympics Luge URS RUS Yury Kharchenko
Singles, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

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