|Born||12 January 1959|
Zaporizhia, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
|Died||30 November 1999 (aged 40)|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||2.34 m|
2.35 m (indoors)
Vladimir Ilyich Yashchenko (Russian: Владимир Ильич Ященко) or Volodymyr Yashchenko (Ukrainian: Володимир Ященко) (12 January 1959 – 30 November 1999) was a Ukrainian member of the Soviet national team and former world record holder in the high jump (233 cm, 234 cm and 235 cm).
He first broke the record at age 18 with a jump at 233 cm, at the USA-USSR junior dual meet in Richmond, Virginia, 1977. He won the 1978 European Championships high jump competition with a jump of 230 cm. On 12 March 1978 he achieved the highest mark using the straddle technique.
- Reineri, Giorgio (1999-12-01) Volodomir Yashchenko the last King of the Straddle. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-07-29.
- Clark, Marsh (1977-07-25) Just An Old-fashioned Lad. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved on 2009-07-29.
- Downes, Steven (1999-12-08) Obituary: Vladimir Yashchenko. The Independent. Retrieved on 2009-07-29.
| Men's High Jump World Record Holder
2 June 1977 – 25 May 1980
| Men's High Jump Best Year Performance
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