Ukraine at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Ukraine at the Olympic Games

Flag of Ukraine
IOC code  UKR
NOC National Olympic Committee of Ukraine
Website www.noc-ukr.org (Ukrainian) (English)
At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin
Competitors 52 (30 men, 22 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearer Natalia Yakushenko (opening and closing)[1][2]
Medals
Rank: 25
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
2
Total
2
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Ukraine competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Bronze Efremova, LiliaLilia Efremova Biathlon Women's sprint 16 February
 Bronze Grushina, ElenaElena Grushina
Ruslan Goncharov
Figure skating Ice dance 20 February

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

Nikolay Skriabin managed to qualify and compete in each of the five men's disciplines, with his top finish a 26th in the giant slalom.[3]

Athlete[3] Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total Rank
Yulia Siparenko Women's giant slalom 1:10.43 1:15.50 n/a 2:25.93 35
Women's slalom 50.31 52.95 n/a 1:43.26 45
Nikolay Skriabin Men's downhill n/a 1:57.56 47
Men's super-G n/a 1:38.86 53
Men's giant slalom 1:25.81 1:25.04 n/a 2:50.85 26
Men's slalom 1:01.98 57.98 n/a 1:59.96 36
Men's combined 1:46.63 51.21 Did not finish

Note: In the men's combined, run 1 is the downhill, and runs 2 and 3 are the slalom. In the women's combined, run 1 and 2 are the slalom, and run 3 the downhill.

Biathlon pictogram.svg Biathlon[edit]

Lilia Efremova, who had failed to finish in the top 30 in any event at the 2005 World Championships,[4] shot perfectly and survived a relatively slow finish to earn a bronze medal in the women's sprint.[5]

Men
Athlete[5] Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Olexander Bilanenko Sprint 28:26.6 0 36
Pursuit Did not start
Individual 1:00:28.6 3 49
Vyacheslav Derkach Sprint 30:15.8 2 72
Andriy Deryzemlya Sprint 28:15.2 2 28
Pursuit 38:54.38 6 31
Individual 59:47.2 3 39
Alexei Korobeynikov Individual 1:01:17.8 4 54
Ruslan Lysenko Sprint 28:56.6 2 44
Pursuit 40:16.42 5 41
Individual 57:16.6 1 18
Olexander Bilanenko
Andriy Deryzemlya
Alexei Korobeynikov
Ruslan Lysenko
Relay 1:23:40.4 1+11 7
Women
Athlete[5] Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Lilia Efremova Sprint 22:38.0 0 Bronze medal icon.svg
Pursuit 39:09.89 3 8
Mass start 43:21.0 6 17
Individual 55:28.0 5 36
Oksana Khvostenko Sprint 25:10.1 1 49
Pursuit Lapped
Individual 53:22.5 1 20
Nina Lemesh Sprint 25:13.5 2 50
Pursuit 43:48.67 7 41
Olena Petrova Sprint 24:52.2 2 44
Pursuit Did not start
Individual 54:35.6 3 29
Valj Semerenko Individual 56:22.6 3 46
Oksana Khvostenko
Olena Petrova
Nina Lemesh
Lilia Efremova
Relay 1:21:55.5 3+14 11

Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing[edit]

Twelve skiers represented Ukraine in Turin, the largest delegation in any sport. The top finish came from Valentina Shevchenko in the women's 30 kilometre freestyle; she had the fastest time at the 20 kilometre mark, but fell off the pace to end up 7th.[6]

Distance
Men
Athlete[6] Event Final
Total Rank
Alexander Batyuk 15 km classical 43:17.4 63
30 km pursuit 1:24:35.9 57
Mikhail Gumenyak 30 km pursuit 1:22:24.6 46
50 km freestyle 2:13:44.6 56
Roman Leybyuk 15 km classical 39:48.1 17
30 km pursuit 1:22:31.5 49
Vitaly Martsyv 15 km classical 42:57.4 61
Vladmir Olschanski 15 km classical 42:39.6 56
50 km freestyle 2:16:14.7 62
Olexandr Putsko 30 km pursuit 1:22:37.6 52
50 km freestyle Did not finish
Roman Leybyuk
Vladmir Olschanski
Olexandr Putsko
Mikhail Gumenyak
4 x 10 km relay 1:50:01.9 14
Women
Athlete[6] Event Final
Total Rank
Kateryna Grygorenko 10 km classical 31:16.6 44
15 km pursuit 46:55.2 40
30 km freestyle 1:31:36.9 42
Vita Jakimchuk 15 km pursuit 45:48.1 26
30 km freestyle 1:26:32.2 22
Marina Malets Lisogor 30 km freestyle Did not finish
Valentina Shevchenko 10 km classical 29:40.4 21
15 km pursuit 44:13.6 14
30 km freestyle 1:23:07.9 7
Tatjana Zavalij 10 km classical 30:13.2 27
15 km pursuit 47:18.7 45
Kateryna Grygorenko
Tatjana Zavalij
Vita Jakimchuk
Valentina Shevchenko
4 x 5 km relay 56:36.3 8
Sprint
Athlete[6] Event Qualifying Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank
Ivan Bilosyuk Men's sprint 2:21.97 40 Did not advance 40
Mikhail Gumenyak Men's sprint 2:28.72 62 Did not advance 62
Vita Jakimchuk Women's sprint 2:19.92 36 Did not advance 36
Marina Malets Lisogor Women's sprint 2:20.79 43 Did not advance 43
Vitaly Martsyv Men's sprint 2:22.30 42 Did not advance 42
Olexandr Putsko Men's sprint 2:30.99 66 Did not advance 66
Ivan Bilosyuk
Vitaly Martsyv
Men's team sprint n/a 18:50.4 9 Did not advance 17
Marina Malets Lisogor
Tatjana Zavalij
Women's team sprint n/a 19:14.1 8 Did not advance 16

Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure skating[edit]

Elena Grushina and Ruslan Goncharov, the 2005 World Championship bronze medalists, earned the same result in Turin, rallying from a poor start to end up in 3rd.[7]

Athlete[7] Event CD SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Galina Efremenko Ladies' n/a 41.25 24 'Q 84.12 17 125.37 20
Elena Liashenko Ladies' n/a 52.35 13 'Q 81.73 18 134.08 17
Anton Kovalevski Men's n/a 63.41 16 'Q 109.43 21 172.84 20
Julia Beloglazova
Andrei Bekh
Pairs n/a 43.85 17 71.77 19 115.62 18
Julia Golovina
Oleg Voiko
Ice dance 23.88 23 39.92 24 64.69 23 128.49 23
Elena Grushina
Ruslan Goncharov
Ice dance 37.39 5 59.29 3 99.17 3 195.85 Bronze medal icon.svg
Tatiana Volosozhar
Stanislav Morozov
Pairs n/a 50.14 12 98.24 12 148.38 12

Key: CD = Compulsory Dance, FD = Free Dance, FS = Free Skate, OD = Original Dance, SP = Short Program

Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg Freestyle skiing[edit]

Ukraine sent seven athletes to compete in the freestyle skiing events, specifically men's and women's aerials, but only one, Enver Ablaev, managed to qualify for a final.[8]

Athlete[8] Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Enver Ablaev Men's aerials 226.89 9 Q 150.48 12
Oleksandr Abramenko Men's aerials 149.47 27 n/a 27
Nadiya Didenko Women's aerials 136.91 20 n/a 20
Igor Ishutko Men's aerials 153.04 26 n/a 26
Tatiana Kozachenko Women's aerials 147.51 18 n/a 18
Stanislav Kravchuk Men's aerials 221.69 13 n/a 13
Olha Volkova Women's aerials 160.03 13 n/a 13

Luge pictogram.svg Luge[edit]

The doubles team of Oleg Zherbetskyy and Roman Yazvinskyy, who finished 19th in the first run of the event, pulled out after suffering a serious crash. Yazvinskyy was air-lifted to hospital with a head injury, but he remained conscious and was released the next day.[9][10]

Athlete[10] Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Liliya Ludan Women's singles 47.439 47.378 47.150 47.308 3:09.275 6
Natalia Yakushenko Women's singles 54.189 Did not start
Andriy Kis
Yuriy Hayduk
Doubles 48.850 48.327 n/a 1:37.177 14
Oleg Zherbetskyy
Roman Yazvinskyy
Doubles 50.897 Did not start

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Sergei Diyachuk and Volodymyr Trachuk both finished in the bottom five in the two Nordic combined events in Turin.[11]

Athlete[11] Event Ski jumping Cross-country
Points Rank Deficit Time Rank
Sergei Diyachuk Sprint 74.9 47 3:23 21:44.1
+3:15.1
45
Individual Gundersen 151.0 48 7:26 48:08.1
+8:23.5
45
Volodymyr Trachuk Sprint 61.5 48 4:17 23:57.8
+5:28.8
48
Individual Gundersen 140.0 49 8:10 23:57.8
+5:28.8
48

Note: 'Deficit' refers to the amount of time behind the leader a competitor began the cross-country portion of the event. Italicized numbers show the final deficit from the winner's finishing time.

Short track speed skating pictogram.svg Short track speed skating[edit]

Volodymyr Grygoriev, Ukraine's only speed skater in Turin, advanced from his heat in the 1000 metres, but then finished last in his quarterfinal.[12]

Athlete[12] Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Volodymyr Grygoriev Men's 500 m 43.583 3 Did not advance 17
Men's 1000 m 1:36.397 2 Q 1:29.168 5 Did not advance 15

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Ukraine's lone competing ski jumper, Volodymyr Boschuk, did not progress beyond the qualification round in either the normal or large hill events.[13]

Athlete[13] Event Qualifying First round Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Total Rank
Volodymyr Boschuk Normal hill 88.5 47 Did not advance
Large hill 30.6 51 Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flagbearers for the Opening Ceremony". Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Flagbearers for the Closing Ceremony". Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Alpine Skiing". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Official IBU Profile". International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c "Torino 2006 Official Report - Biathlon". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Torino 2006 Official Report - Cross Country Skiing". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Figure Skating". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Freestyle Skiing". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  9. ^ Anna THompson (19 February 2006). "Ask Anna-Part Three". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Luge". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Nordic Combined". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  12. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Short Track Speed Skating". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  13. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Ski Jumping". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009.