Volodymyr Holubnychy

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Volodymyr Holubnychy
Volodymyr Holubnychy 1964.jpg
Holubnychy at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Birth name Володимир Степанович Голубничий[1]
Full name Volodymyr Stepanovych Holubnychiy[1]
Born (1936-06-02) 2 June 1936 (age 80)[1]
Sumy, Ukraine, USSR[1]
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)[1]
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 20 km walk
Club Spartak, Sumy
Updated on 6 June 2015.

Volodymyr Stepanovych Holubnychy (Ukrainian: Володимир Степанович Голубничий, born 2 June 1936) is a Ukrainian race walker, who competed for the Soviet Union. He dominated the 20 kilometre race walk in the 1960s and 1970s, winning four Olympic medals in 1960–1972 and finishing seventh in 1976.[2][3]

Holubnychy took race walking in 1953 and became a member of the Soviet team in 1959.[4] Apart from his outstanding performance at the Olympics, he was the 1974 European Champion and the Soviet champion in 1960, 1964–65, 1968, 1972 and 1974.[3]

Holubnychy was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour in 1960, the Order of the Badge of Honor in 1969[3] and the Medal For Labour Valour in 1972.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Volodymyr Holubnychiy". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Vladimir Golubnichy. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  3. ^ a b c Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games. (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 386. 
  4. ^ a b Panorama of the 1972 Sports Year (in Russian). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. 1973. p. 109. 

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Preceded by
Josef Doležal
Leonid Spirin
Men's 20km Walk World Record Holder
23 September 1955 – 25 July 1956
15 July 1959 – 6 September 1959
Succeeded by
Josef Doležal
Anatoliy Vedyakov