Ukraine

Overview

NOCNational Olympic Committee of Ukraine
Flagbearers29

Participants

Olympic Games 1148
Youth Olympic Games 197

Description

As a separate nation Ukraine had never competed at the Olympics until its début in 1994 at Lillehammer at the Olympic Winter Games and in 1996 at the Olympic Games in Atlanta. This is due mostly to the fact that, until the Soviet revolution of 1991, Ukraine had only been truly independent in the 20th century for a brief period around the time of the Bolshevik Revolution (and was at civil war for most of that time). Many Ukrainians competed for the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games, however. Ukraine was second only to Russia among Soviet republics in terms of medals won. Ukrainian Larysa Latynina was the most successful athlete during the Soviet era, she won 18 medals (nine gold, five silver, and four bronze) in gymnastics between 1956 and 1964. Also other top Ukrainian gymnasts like Borys Shakhlin (7-4-2 from 1956 to 1964), Viktor Chukarin (7-3-1 in 1952 and 1956), and Polina Astakhova (5-2-3 from 1956 to 1964) represented the Soviet Union. Ukrainian athletes were present at Albertville and Barcelona in 1992 as members of the Unified Team.

The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine was formed on 22 December 1990 (before the break up from the Soviet Union), provisionally recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1992, and fully recognized in September 1993 at the IOC session in Monte Carlo. At Lillehammer, Ukraine accounted for two Olympic medals, highlighted by the gold-medal-winning performance of Oksana Baiul in women’s figure skating. Ukraine has never hosted an Olympic Games, but in 1980 several preliminary football (soccer) matches were held in the Respublikansky stadion in Kyiv. Its star Olympian is swimmer Yana Klochkova, who won back-to-back victories in the two individual medley swimming events of 2000 and 2004.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 20 17 37 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 146 85 231 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 30 26 56 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 139 91 230 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 46 22 68 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 124 115 239 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 30 22 52 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 127 116 243 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 30 25 55 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 24 21 45 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 119 111 230 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 13 10 23 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 27 31 58 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 19 23 42 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 87 117 204 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 14 9 23 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 17 15 32 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 21 17 38 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 4 7 11 Results
Archery 10 12 22 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 24 23 47 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 11 11 Results
Athletics 97 137 234 Results
Badminton 3 4 7 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 0 12 12 Results
Biathlon 18 19 37 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 10 0 10 Results
Boxing 38 1 39 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 0 1 1 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 20 11 31 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 15 13 28 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 1 2 3 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 18 10 28 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 15 7 22 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 14 13 27 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 0 2 2 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 7 1 8 Results
Fencing 18 18 36 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 20 22 42 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 7 12 19 Results
Handball 0 15 15 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 22 0 22 Results
Judo 20 10 30 Results
Luge 13 5 18 Results
Modern Pentathlon 5 4 9 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 4 0 4 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 25 25 Results
Rowing 31 21 52 Results
Sailing 20 5 25 Results
Shooting 22 8 30 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 2 2 4 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 1 0 1 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 7 0 7 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 1 1 2 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 4 3 7 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 36 28 64 Results
Table Tennis 3 3 6 Results
Taekwondo 2 1 3 Results
Tennis 3 11 14 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 2 4 6 Results
Triathlon 4 1 5 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 12 12 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 13 0 13 Results
Weightlifting 24 13 37 Results
Wrestling 50 12 62 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 2 1 3 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 3 3 6 Results
Archery 2 2 4 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 2 1 3 Results
Athletics 14 15 29 Results
Badminton 1 2 3 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 2 0 2 Results
Biathlon 8 8 16 Results
Boxing 5 1 6 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 3 2 5 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 4 4 8 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 2 2 4 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 2 2 4 Results
Fencing 1 2 3 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 10 8 18 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Judo 2 2 4 Results
Luge 10 6 16 Results
Mixed Sports 3 3 6 Results
Modern Pentathlon 2 2 4 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 3 0 3 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 2 2 Results
Rowing 1 3 4 Results
Sailing 1 2 3 Results
Shooting 3 2 5 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 1 2 3 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 1 1 2 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 4 2 6 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 1 1 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 4 3 7 Results
Taekwondo 3 2 5 Results
Tennis 0 3 3 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 1 1 2 Results
Triathlon 1 1 2 Results
Weightlifting 2 2 4 Results
Wrestling 3 2 5 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 9 9 15 33
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 2 12 23
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 5 9 22
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 7 8 8 23
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 4 11 22
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 4 10 19
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 10 10 23
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 5 4 11
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Artistic Gymnastics 5 3 4 12
Boxing 4 3 7 14
Shooting 4 2 2 8
Swimming 4 2 1 7
Wrestling 3 5 6 14
Canoe Sprint 3 2 3 8
Athletics 2 3 12 17
Fencing 2 1 3 6
Weightlifting 2 1 2 5
Sailing 1 2 2 5
Biathlon 1 1 3 5
Archery 1 1 2 4
Rowing 1 1 1 3
Trampolining 1 1 0 2
Rhythmic Gymnastics 1 0 4 5
Figure Skating 1 0 1 2
Freestyle Skiing 1 0 0 1
Cycling Track 0 1 2 3
Judo 0 1 2 3
Modern Pentathlon 0 1 0 1
Diving 0 0 2 2
Handball 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 5 2 6 13
Swimming 5 2 2 9
Artistic Gymnastics 2 3 1 6
Shooting 2 0 1 3
Biathlon 1 0 0 1
Boxing 1 0 0 1
Trampolining 1 0 0 1
Diving 0 3 1 4
Taekwondo 0 2 2 4
Canoe Sprint 0 2 0 2
Wrestling 0 1 3 4
Judo 0 1 2 3
Figure Skating 0 1 0 1
Rowing 0 1 0 1
Weightlifting 0 0 2 2
Canoe Slalom 0 0 1 1
Cycling Road 0 0 1 1
Freestyle Skiing 0 0 1 1
Modern Pentathlon 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Yana Klochkova UKR 4 1 0 5
Liliya Podkopaieva UKR 2 1 0 3
Yuriy Cheban UKR 2 0 1 3
Vasyl Lomachenko UKR 2 0 0 2
İnna Osipenko-Radomska AZE
UKR
1 2 1 4
Olha Kharlan UKR 1 1 2 4
Valeriy Honcharov UKR 1 1 0 2
Oleh Verniaiev UKR 1 1 0 2
Olena Kostevych UKR 1 0 2 3
Rustam Sharipov UKR
EUN
1 0 1 2
Elbrus Tedieiev UKR 1 0 1 2
Viktor Ruban UKR 1 0 1 2
Iryna Merleni-Mykulchyn UKR 1 0 1 2
Vita Semerenko UKR 1 0 1 2

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Oleq Stepko AZE
UKR
2 2 0 4
Andriy Hovorov UKR 2 0 0 2
Daryna Zevina UKR 1 1 1 3
Mykhailo Romanchuk UKR 1 1 0 2
Anastasiya Spas UKR 1 0 1 2
Anastasiya Malyavina UKR 1 0 1 2
Denys Kushnirov UKR 1 0 0 1
Kateryna Derun UKR 1 0 0 1
Yuliya Levchenko UKR 1 0 0 1
Pavlo Korostylov UKR 1 0 0 1
Volodymyr Troshkin UKR 1 0 0 1
Ihor Lyashchenko UKR 1 0 0 1
Oleksandr Satin UKR 1 0 0 1
Elyzveta Babiy UKR 1 0 0 1
Anhelina Kalinina UKR 1 0 0 1
Hlib Piskunov UKR 1 0 0 1
Ramil Gadzhyiev UKR 1 0 0 1
Anton Kuznetsov UKR 1 0 0 1
Khrystyna Dmytrenko UKR 1 0 0 1

IOC Members

Valeriy Borzov 1994—
Sergey Bubka 2000—2008
Sergey Bubka 2008—2018
Sergey Bubka 2018—