Ukrainian world records that are still remembered

Author : Polina Davydova

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainians have already achieved a lot in sport and continue to set new records and reach new heights
09:55, 12 August 2016

The whole world stands in anticipation of new sports achievements, medals and of course new world records. Ukrainians also believe in their athletes and wish them victory.  And during its participation in the Olympic Games, Ukraine gave the world many outstanding athletes who glorified their country by the significant achievements that are still remembered.

Sergiy Bubka, world record in the pole vault

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On July 31, 1994 at the international athletics tournament in the Italian Sestriere Ukrainian athlete updated the world record in the pole vault - SergiyBubka has overcome the bar at a height of 6 meters 14 cm.In total throughout his career Bubka set up 35 records - 17 on the stadiums and 18 in covered areas. For him, it took 10 years of performances in the competitions - from 1984 to 1994 – to reach this goal. And if his record in in covered areas (6 m 15 cm) was broken in 2014 by Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie in the tournament "Pole Vault Stars" in Donetsk, another record outdoors is not beaten so far. Also among his achievements are the victories in pole vault event in six consecutive IAAF World Championships in Athletics in the period from 1983 to 1997. Now Sergiy Bubka is a president of Ukrainian National Olympic Committee.

Mykola Milchev, world record in skeet shooting

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This Ukrainian athlete started his shooting trainings since he was 15 years of age. At the Olympic Games 2000 in Sydney in skeet shooting competitions Mykola Milchev set everlasting world record, hitting 150 targets out of 150 (125 in qualifying  tournament + 25 in finals). Now others can only repeat his achievement, but not break. During the competition referees twice announced warnings to athlete, as he said, it was unfair. But despite the obstacles, he was able to set in one fell swoop a record of Ukraine, Europe, the world and Olympic Games. Before him, such a result at different times has shown eight people, but at the Olympics, it was the first and only case. Currently, Mykola Milchev is the chairman of the Odessa Regional Branch of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, the trainer on shooting, as well as appointed the Standard Bearer of the Ukrainian team at the 31 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Yana Klochkova, world record in 400m individual medley

This athlete is also known under the“goldfish” nickname in Ukraine. At the Olympic Games 2000 in Sydney, Australia, she broke a world record in the 400-metre medley (4 min 33.59 sec) and then set another Olympic record in the 200-metre medley (2 min 10.68 sec). In 2004 she became the first woman to win consecutive pairs of Olympic gold medals in the same events—the 200-metre and 400-metre individual medleys. Among all her achievements Yana Klochkova has 50 records of Ukraine on individual medleys, freestyle, swimming-ahead, backstroke, butterfly in distances from 100 to 1500 meters.In total, Ukrainian athlete won five medals at the Olympic Games, including four gold and one silver. Also, she repeatedly won the title of champion of Europe (Lisbon 1999, Helsinki 2000, Valencia 2000), silver and bronze medals of the European Championship (1997). Klochkova is a double world champion, silver medalist of the World Championship (Fukuotsy, 2001). In addition, she is awarded by national orders: Order of Princess Olga, "For Merit", "Hero of Ukraine" and others.

Wladimir Klitschko, world record in defending champion’s title

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The youngest of the famous Klitschko brothers in his career was awarded the world title in the heavyweight division of the WBO (2000-2003, 2008-2015), IBF (2006-2015), IBO (2006-2015), WBA (2011- 2015), as well as The Ring magazine version (2009-2015). Also he won the golden medal at Atlanta 1996 Olympics in boxing and the silver at European Championships in 1996. And in a fight with Bryant Jennings Ukrainian boxer set a world record in defending champion’s title. “On April 26, 2015 Vladimir broke the record of Joe Louis - 27 world title defenses. Vladimir defended his title 27 times. This is a success ", - said his brother Vitaly.By the way, an older brother Vitali Klitschko on June 26, 1999 became the first Slav who won a boxing world title in the heavyweight division. Also two titled brothers hold the record for number of victories in professional boxing.

Nataliya Dobrynska, world record in the pentathlon

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At Winter World Cup in Istanbul Natalya Dobrynska set a world record in the pentathlon: 60 m running with barriers, high and long jump, shot put and 800 m running. For the first time in the history of this kind of sport, she has exceeded the milestone of 5,000 points, her winning result is 5013points.The previous record (4991) belonged to Russian Irina Belova and stayed for 20 years, since 1992.She is also the winner of the gold medal of the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008 (heptathlon) and two silver medals at the World Cup 2004 and the 2010 European Championship(heptathlon). In addition, she is awarded by national orders: Order of Princess Olga and Order "For Merit".

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