Ukraine at the 2014 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 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Competitors 45 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Valentina Shevchenko (opening)[1]
Vita Semerenko (closing)[2]
Medals
Rank: 20
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
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 Austria (1896-1912)
 Hungary (1896–1912)
Czechoslovakia (1920–1936)
Poland (1924–1936)
Romania (1924–1936)
Soviet Union (1952–1988)
Unified Team (1992)

Ukraine competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, from 7 to 23 February 2014. The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine sent a total of 45 athletes.[3] The women's relay victory gave Ukraine its second Winter Games gold medal ever.[4] The first was won by Oksana Baiul at the 1994 Winter Olympics.[5] On 22 February, cross-country skier Marina Lisogor was excluded from the Olympics after testing positive for trimetazidine.[6]

Medalists[edit]

2014 Ukrainian stamp commemorating the gold medal
Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Vita Semerenko
Juliya Dzhyma
Valj Semerenko
Olena Pidhrushna
Biathlon Women's relay 21 February
 Bronze Semerenko, VitaVita Semerenko Biathlon Women's sprint 9 February

Alpine skiing[edit]

Ukraine qualified 2 berths, one male and one female.

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dmytro Mytsak Men's giant slalom 1:34.22 67 1:37.18 64 3:11.40 60
Men's slalom 1:01.57 72 DSQ
Men's super-G N/A 1:28.51 52
Bohdana Matsotska Women's giant slalom 1:25.25 48 1:25.28 45 2:50.53 43
Women's super-G N/A 1:31.58 27

Biathlon[edit]

Based on their performance at the 2012 and 2013 Biathlon World Championships, Ukraine qualified 5 men and 6 women.[7]

Men
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Andriy Deryzemlya Sprint 25:29.0 1 (0+1) 22
Pursuit 36:21.5 3 (0+0+1+2) 36
Individual 54:40.0 3 (0+2+1+0) 46
Dmytro Pidruchnyi Individual 55:53.4 3 (1+0+1+1) 55
Artem Pryma Sprint 25:57.6 1 (0+1) 32
Pursuit 37:39.3 4 (0+1+2+1) 44
Individual 58:35.2 7 (3+1+0+3) 81
Sergei Sednev Sprint 26:16.8 1 (1+ 0) 44
Pursuit 39:33.8 3 (1+0+1+1) 54
Serhiy Semenov Sprint 26:10.4 1 (1+0) 41
Pursuit 36:48.1 3 (0+2+1+0) 39
Individual 51:07.9 1 (1+0+0+0) 9
Andriy Deryzemlya
Dmytro Pidruchnyi
Artem Pryma
Serhiy Semenov
Team relay 1:14:21.1 7 (0+7) 9
Women
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Juliya Dzhyma Sprint 22:55.5 3 (1+2) 42
Pursuit DNS
Individual 45:49.9 1 (0+1+0+0) 7
Mass start 38:10.8 4 (0+0+2+2) 22
Olena Pidhrushna Sprint 22:12.8 1 (0+1) 26
Pursuit 31:54.2 1 (0+0+0+1) 22
Individual 45:59.5 1 (0+0+0+1) 8
Mass start 36:37.1 0 (0+0+0+0) 7
Valj Semerenko Sprint 21:44.9 1 (0+1) 12
Pursuit 30:23.6 1 (1+0+0+0) 5
Individual 47:28.2 2 (1+0+1+0) 19
Mass start 37:03.5 2 (0+0+2+0) 12
Vita Semerenko Sprint 21:28.5 0 (0+0) 3
Pursuit 30:40.3 2 (0+1+1+0) 10
Individual 48:29.2 3 (0+0+0+3) 29
Mass start 37:16.1 1 (0+0+1+0) 16
Juliya Dzhyma
Olena Pidhrushna
Valj Semerenko
Vita Semerenko
Team relay 1:10:02.5 5 (0+5) 1
Mixed
Mariya Panfilova (left)
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Natalya Burdyga
Olena Pidhrushna
Mariya Panfilova
Serhiy Semenov
Team relay 1:12:05.2 9 (1+8) 7

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Ukraine qualified 7 berths.

Distance
Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Deficit Rank
Oleksii Krasovskyi 15 km classical 44:35.4 +6:05.7 69
Women
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Maryna Antsybor 15 km skiathlon 21:06.1 49 21:01.9 44 42:42.5 +4:08.9 49
30 km freestyle N/A 1:16:22.7 +5:17.5 35
Tetyana Antypenko 10 km classical N/A 31:06.9 +2:49.1 30
15 km skiathlon 21:19.5 51 21:41.6 52 43:40.3 +5:06.7 52
Kateryna Hryhorenko 10 km classical N/A 32:03.5 +3:45.7 49
15 km skiathlon 21:11.6 50 21:01.2 43 42:47.2 +4:13.6 49
30 km freestyle N/A 1:17:53.0 +6:47.8 38
Marina Lisogor 10 km classical N/A 33:35.4 +5:17.6 58
Valentina Shevchenko 10 km classical N/A 30:33.0 +2:15.2 24
15 km skiathlon 20:17.0 34 20:00.6 18 40:50.7 +2:17.1 27
30 km freestyle N/A 1:12:42.6 +1:37.4 14
Maryna Antsybor
Tetyana Antypenko
Kateryna Hryhorenko
Valentina Shevchenko
4×5 km relay N/A 56:56.1 +3:53.4 12
Sprint
Men
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Oleksii Krasovskyi Sprint 4:35.08 81 Did not advance
Ruslan Perekhoda 3:43.61 50 Did not advance
Oleksii Krasovskyi
Ruslan Perekhoda
Team sprint N/A 25:31.13 11 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Maryna Antsybor Sprint 2:40.55 34 Did not advance
Marina Lisogor 2:53.22 58 Did not advance
Kateryna Serdyuk 2:44.12 45 Did not advance
Marina Lisogor
Kateryna Serdyuk
Team sprint N/A DNS Did not advance

According to press reports Lisogor and Serdyuk had refused to start because they had been denied to wear black arm bands to honor those killed in the violent clashes Ukrainian's capital Kiev the previous day.[8] The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine claimed Serdyuk was injured.[9]

Figure skating[edit]

Ukraine has achieved the following quota places:

Athlete Event SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Yakov Godorozha Men's singles 62.65 21 Q 119.54 19 182.19 20
Natalia Popova Ladies' singles 47.42 27 Did not advance
Julia Lavrentieva / Yuri Rudyk Pairs 48.45 20 Did not advance
Siobhan Heekin-Canedy / Dmitri Dun Ice dancing 41.90 24 Did not advance
Team trophy
Athlete Event Short program/Short dance Free skate/Free dance
Men's Ladies' Pairs Ice dance Total Men's Ladies' Pairs Ice dance Total
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points Rank Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points Rank
Yakov Godorozha (M)
Natalia Popova (L)
Julia Lavrentieva / Yuri Rudyk (P)
Siobhan Heekin-Canedy / Dmitri Dun (I)
Team trophy 60.51
3
53.44
3
46.34
2
49.19
2
10 9 Did not advance

Freestyle skiing[edit]

Ukraine qualified 7 berths, three male and four female (all aerial).

Aerials
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 3
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Oleksandr Abramenko Men's aerials 109.50 6 Q BYE 119.03 3 Q 113.12 6 Did not advance
Mykola Puzderko 98.41 12 77.88 14 Did not advance
Nadiya Didenko Women's aerials DNS Did not advance
Olga Polyuk 70.76 12 74.97 9 Did not advance
Anastasiya Novosad 56.84 18 74.34 10 Did not advance
Nadiya Mokhnatska 52.44 19 69.31 11 Did not advance

Luge[edit]

Ukraine has qualified a total of six athletes and a spot in the team relay.

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Andriy Kis Men's singles 53.533 30 53.358 28 53.046 29 52.859 28 3:32.796 28
Andriy Mandziy 53.653 33 53.660 32 53.227 32 53.062 30 3:33.602 31
Oleksandr Obolonchyk
Roman Zakharkiv
Men's doubles 51.795 19 51.233 16 N/A 1:43.028 17
Olena Shkhumova Women's singles 51.211 18 51.092 19 51.128 17 1:01:416 31 3:34.847 31
Olena Stetskiv 52.064 28 51.553 26 51.991 28 51.889 26 3:27.497 26
Andriy Kis
Oleksandr Obolonchyk
Olena Shkhumova
Roman Zakharkiv
Mixed team relay 55.671 10 56.882 10 58.502 12 N/A 2:51.055 11

Nordic combined[edit]

Ukraine qualified one male athlete.

Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Distance Points Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Viktor Pasichnyk Normal hill/10 km 95.0 112.1 27 26:13.5 42 27:31.5 42
Large hill/10 km 122.5 104.6 20 23:59.6 31 25:37.6 30

Short track speed skating[edit]

Ukraine qualified 1 woman in the 1000 m for the Olympics during World Cup 3 and 4 in November 2013.

Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Safiya Vlasova 1000 m 1:32.495 4 Did not advance 26

Qualification legend: ADV – Advanced due to being impeded by another skater; FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round

Snowboarding[edit]

Ukraine qualified 2 berths, one male and one female (all parallel).

Alpine
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Yosyf Penyak Men's giant slalom 1:41.14 23 Did not advance
Men's slalom 1:00.17 19 Did not advance
Annamari Chundak Women's giant slalom 1:53.71 21 Did not advance
Women's slalom 1:05.76 21 Did not advance

Concerns and controversies[edit]

On 19 February 2014, Ukrainian athletes asked for and were refused permission by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to wear black armbands to honour those killed in the violent clashes in Ukrainian's capital Kiev on the previous day.[10] According to IOC spokesman Mark Adams, "They weren't forbidden to wear armbands. The Ukrainian NOC met with IOC officials informally yesterday. They discussed what should be done, and they reached the conclusion there were other ways of marking this moment. Some athletes have taken other views and other ways of doing things".[11] IOC president Thomas Bach offered his condolences "to those who have lost loved ones in these tragic events".[10]

Alpine skier Bohdana Matsotska refused to participate further at the Olympic Games in protest against the violence.[12] She and her father posted a message on Facebook stating, "In solidarity with the fighters on the barricades of the Maidan, and as a protest against the criminal actions made towards the protesters, the irresponsibility of the president and his issues with the government, we refuse further performance at the Olympic Games in Sochi 2014".[12] Matsotska was reportedly followed by about thirty Ukrainian athletes who left Sochi and returned to their country (mostly after having competed), leaving a dozen present at the Games.[13]

On 20 February 2014, the Ukrainian NOC reported that as many as half of the Ukrainian athletes at the Olympics had left the games to return home.[3] But according to Ukrainian NOC president Sergey Bubka they had returned home in compliance with their original schedule, and their departure was thus not related to the riots in Kiev.[14] According to Bubka, the remaining athletes did plan to participate in the closing ceremony.[14] In a statement on 20 February 2014, the Ukrainian team had expressed condolences for the dead and stated, "We are thinking about our families and loved ones back home in Ukraine, and we are doing our best to honour them on the fields of play here in Sochi. We appeal for peace and mutual understanding to find a positive way forward for Ukraine".[15]

Figure skater Natalia Popova stated after finishing her figure skating short program on 20 February, "That’s very unfortunate because you just want peace everywhere. But all I can do is just focus on my performance and, hopefully, my skating can inspire the people back in Ukraine to be more peaceful with each other".[15] Olympic biathlete Olena Pidhrushna at a news conference after her women's relay victory asked for a minute's silence in memory of the people who died in Kiev.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers". http://www.olympic.org/. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers". The International Olympic Committee (IOC). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Ukraine death toll rises to 22 as EU talks under way, BBC News (20 February 2014).
  4. ^ a b Minute's silence respected at Ukraine news conference, Reuters (21 February 2014).
  5. ^ Oksana Baiul, Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Sochi 2014: Ukraine's Marina Lisogor fails drugs test". BBC Sport. 22 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "2014 Winter Olympics Biathlon NOC quota". Real Biathlon. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  8. ^ (Ukrainian) Ukrainians in Sochi did not come to Sprint, because they were forbidden mourning ribbons, Ukrayinska Pravda (19 February 2014).
  9. ^ (Ukrainian) Ukrainian skier did not come to start in Sochi, the NOC said, but not because of Maidan, Ukrayinska Pravda (19 February 2014).
  10. ^ a b Hockey heartache for hosts, Ukraine violence shocks Games, Reuters (19 February 2014).
  11. ^ Some Ukraine team members leave Games - IOC, Reuters (20 February 2014).
  12. ^ a b Ukrainian Olympic alpine skier quits Sochi, blames Yanukovych for deaths on EuroMaidan, Kyiv Post (19 February 2014).
  13. ^ "Les violences en Ukraine s'invitent aux JO de Sotchi", France Info, 19 February 2014.
  14. ^ a b Ukranian skier pulls out of Olympics, says country’s president should be ‘jailed’, The Washington Times (20 February 2014).
  15. ^ a b Ukrainian Skier and Coach Withdraw to Protest Kiev Violence, The New York Times (20 February 2014).

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