Denys Yurchenko in 2007
|Born||January 27, 1978|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
Denys Sergiyovich Yurchenko (Ukrainian: Денис Сергійович Юрченко) (born January 27, 1978 in Donetsk) is a Ukrainian pole vaulter with three medals in Indoor Athletics Championships. At the 2000 Summer Olympics he suffered a mishap with a vaulting pole. He also initially won the bronze medal in the men's pole vault event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. On 17 November 2016 the IOC disqualified him from the 2008 Olympic Games, stripped his Olympic bronze medal and struck his results from the record for failing a drugs test in a re-analysis of his doping sample from 2008.
His personal best jump (outdoor) is 5.83 metres, achieved in July 2008 in Kiev.
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- "IOC sanctions 16 athletes for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008". IOC. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
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