Ukraine at the 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)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Austria (1896-1912)
 Hungary (1896–1912)
Czechoslovakia (1920–1936)
Poland (1924–1936)
Romania (1924–1936)
Soviet Union (1952–1988)
Unified Team (1992)

Ukraine first participated at the Olympic Games as an independent nation in 1994, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games since then. The first athlete who won the gold medal for the yellow-blues was Oksana Baiul.

Previously, athletes of modern Ukraine mostly competed as part of the Russian Empire (1900-1912) and the Soviet Union from 1952 to 1988, and after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Ukrainian athletes were part of the Unified Team in 1992. Tatiana Gutsu became the best athlete of the Unified Team in 1992 from the independent Ukraine.

Historically, there were few athletes of Ukraine who also defended colors of Romania, Poland, and others nations. Please note that not all athletes are ethnic Ukrainians.

Independently, Ukraine has won a total of 115 medals at the Summer Games and 5 at the Winter Games, with gymnastics as the nation's top medal-producing sport.

The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine was created in 1990 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1993.

Medal tables[edit]

*Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Medals by summer sport[edit]

Updated for 2012 Olympics

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Gymnastics 6 3 7 16
Boxing 4 3 7 14
Swimming 4 2 1 7
Shooting 4 1 2 7
Wrestling 3 5 6 14
Athletics 2 3 12 17
Weightlifting 3 2 3 8
Canoeing 2 2 2 6
Fencing 2 0 2 4
Sailing 1 2 2 5
Archery 1 1 2 4
Rowing 1 1 1 3
Cycling 0 1 2 3
Judo 0 1 2 3
Diving 0 0 2 2
Handball 0 0 1 1
Modern pentathlon 0 0 1 1
Total 33 27 55 115

Medals by winter sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Biathlon 1 1 3 5
Figure skating 1 0 1 2
Total 2 1 4 7

Flag bearers and the most prominent[edit]

The most prominent[edit]

The most prominent
Olympian 1 2 3 Total
Yana Klochkova (swimming) 4 1 0 5
Lilia Podkopayeva (gymnastics) 2 1 0 3
Vasyl Lomachenko (boxing) 2 0 0 2
Inna Osypenko (canoeing) 1 2 1 4
Valeriy Honcharov (gymnastics) 1 1 0 2

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