Olga Turchak

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Olga Turchak
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Soviet Union
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Stuttgart High jump
European Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 1985 Cottbuss High jump

Olga Turchak (Russian: Опъга Турчак; born 5 March 1967) is a retired female high jumper born in Almaty, Kazakhstan.


Turchak set her personal best on 7 July 1986, jumping 2.01 metres at a meet in Moscow, a mark that stood as the World Junior Record for 33 years, until being broken twice in a row by Yaroslava Mahuchikh in the 2019 World Championships. She competed at two Olympic Games, reaching the final on both occasions. In Seoul 1988, she finished in fourth place with 1.96 m, while in Barcelona 1992, she finished thirteenth with 1.83m, having cleared 1.92 m in the qualifying round. Turchak set the Youth World Best Performance on September 7, 1984 in Donetsk, with a jump of 1.96 metres.

International competitions[edit]

  • All results regarding high jump
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Soviet Union /  Unified Team
1985 World Indoor Games Paris, France 9th 1.85 m
European Junior Championships Cottbus, East Germany 2nd 1.91 m
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 3rd 1.93 m
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 8th 1.91 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 4th 1.96 m
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 8th 1.91 m
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 10th 1.85 m (1.88)
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 13th 1.83 m (1.92)

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