Olha Saladukha

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Olha Saladukha
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Saladuha at the 2013 World Championships
Personal information
Born (1983-06-04) 4 June 1983 (age 39)
Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
Country Ukraine
Event(s)Triple jump

Olha Saladuha (Ukrainian: Ольга Валеріївна Саладуха, born 4 June 1983) is a Ukrainian former triple jumper. Since the 2019 Ukrainian parliamentary election she is a member of the Ukrainian parliament.[1]


Saladuha took up athletics at the same club as Sergey Bubka, originally as a sprint hurdler before switching to triple jumping. In 1998 she set a European age-group record of 13.32 meters. Subsequently, she finished fifth at the 2002 World Junior Championships in Athletics. After struggling with injuries for the next two years and briefly retiring from the sport, she made steady progress, finishing fourth at the 2006 European Athletics Championships and winning the gold at the 2007 Summer Universiade with a personal best of 14.79 meters.[2]

At the end of 2008 Saladuha took a year out of competition to start a family, giving birth to a daughter, Diana. She subsequently returned to competition in 2010, winning gold at the European Championships in Barcelona. The following year she set a new personal best at the Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon, where she jumped 14.98 meters, and she then went on to take the gold medal at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics in Daegu.[2]

She won the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and was European champion in the women's triple jump in 2010, 2012 and 2014.[3]

Saladukha's personal best jump is 14.99 meters, achieved on 29 June 2012 in Helsinki at the European Championships. She also has a personal best of 6.37 metres in the long jump.

She is married to racing cyclist Denys Kostyuk.[2]

Saladukha took part in the July 2019 Ukrainian parliamentary election with the party Servant of the People.[4] She was elected to parliament.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Ukraine
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 9th 12.76 m
2001 European Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 9th 13.07 m
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 5th 13.17 m (wind: +0.4 m/s)
2005 European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 4th 13.93 m (wind: +0.2 m/s)
Universiade Izmir, Turkey 2nd 13.96 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 14.38 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 6th 14.04 m
World Cup Athens, Greece 6th 14.16 m
2007 Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 1st 14.79 m (PB)
World Championships Osaka, Japan 7th 14.60 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 6th 14.32 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 9th 14.70 m
2010 Continental Cup Split, Croatia 2nd 14.70 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st 14.81 m (EL)
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 1st 14.94 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st 14.99 m (WL, PB)
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 3rd 14.79 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 14.88 m (WL, NR)
World Championships Moscow, Russia 3rd 14.65 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 2nd 14.45 m
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 1st 14.73 m
Continental Cup Marrakech, Morocco 3rd 14.26 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 6th 14.41 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 6th 14.23 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 18th (q) 13.97 m
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 13th (q) 14.04 m
2019 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 3rd 14.47 m
World Championships Doha, Qatar 5th 14.52 m
2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 20th (q) 13.91 m

Personal bests[edit]

Type Event Time Date Place Notes
Outdoor Long Jump 6.37 m 14 May 2006 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Triple Jump 14.99 m 29 June 2012 Helsinki, Finland
Indoor Long Jump 6.31 m 22 February 2006 Sumy, Ukraine
Triple Jump 14.88 m 29 June 2013 Gothenburg, Sweden
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b CEC counts 100 percent of vote in Ukraine's parliamentary elections, Ukrinform (26 July 2019)
    (in Russian) Results of the extraordinary elections of the People's Deputies of Ukraine 2019, Ukrayinska Pravda (21 July 2019)
  2. ^ a b c Mulkeen, Jon (2 September 2011). "Inspired by Lebedeva, Saladuha continues post-childbirth return with second big title". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Les relais suisses du 4 x 100 m voient leur rêve s'envoler" [Swiss Relay 4 x 100m see their dream evaporate]. Tribune de Genève (in French). 17 August 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Перша сотня партії Зеленського: без "95 кварталу", з олімпійськими чемпіонами і ЗеКомандою". 9 June 2019.

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