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Oleksandr Beresh

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOleksandr Mykolaiovych•Beresh
Used nameOleksandr•Beresh
Original nameОлександр Миколайович•Береш
Born12 October 1977 in Pervomaisk, Luhansk (UKR)
Died29 February 2004 in Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)
Measurements171 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Luhansk, Luhansk (UKR)
NOC Ukraine


Oleksandr Beresh was one of Ukraine’s most successful gymnasts, but his life ended when his car was hit by a government sedan speeding through Kiev. Beresh was the 2000 European Champion in the allround and horizontal bar events, and had won three individual medals at the 2001 World Championships. At the Sydney Olympics, he placed third in the allround event and led Ukraine’s squad to a silver medal.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2000 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) UKR Oleksandr Beresh
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Ukraine 2 Silver
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =7 r1/1
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =12 r1/1
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =10 r1/1
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 5
Rings, Men (Olympic) =24 r1/1
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 7

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