Vasiliy Bubka

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Vasiliy Bubka (Ukrainian: Василь Бубка, translit. Vasyl' Bubka; born 26 November 1960 in Voroshilovgrad) is a retired pole vaulter who represented the USSR and later Ukraine. His personal best was 5.86 metres, achieved in July 1988 in Chelyabinsk.

Bubka is the older brother of pole vaulting world record holder Sergey Bubka and father of pole vaulter Oleksandr Bubka, born 1986.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  Soviet Union
1985 World Indoor Games Paris, France 3rd 5.60 m
European Indoor Championships Piraeus, Greece 4th 5.60 m
1986 Goodwill Games Moscow, Soviet Union 6th 5.60 m
European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 2nd 5.75 m
Representing  Ukraine
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 9th 5.70 m
1994 Goodwill Games St. Petersburg, Russia 5th 5.60 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States NM

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