Famous Belarusian Sportspersons

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 1 
Victoria Azarenka
(Tennis player)

Victoria Azarenka
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Birthdate: July 31, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

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Olga Korbut
(Gymnast)

Olga Korbut
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Birthdate: May 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grodno

Olga Korbut is a former gymnast who represented the Soviet Union in two Olympic Games, winning four gold medals and two silver medals. Nicknamed the Sparrow from Minsk, Korbut also participated in the 18th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships where she won two gold medals and four silver medals. In 1988, she was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. 

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Andrei Arlovski
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Andrei Arlovski
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Birthdate: February 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Babruysk, Belarus

Andrei Arlovski, also known as “The Pitbull,” is a Belarusian MMA fighter who is known for his UFC Heavyweight Championship win. He has also appeared in films such as Universal Soldier: Regeneration and been part of shows such as MTV's Bully Beatdown. He has competed for Strikeforce and Affliction, too.

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Svetlana Boginskaya
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Birthdate: February 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

Known as the Belarusian Swan, Svetlana Boginskaya started off as a figure skater before moving on to gymnastics at age 6. By 14, she was part of the Soviet national gymnastics team. The three-time Olympic champion is now settled in Texas and owns businesses that provide gymnastics camps and apparel.

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Aryna Sabalenka
(Tennis player)

Aryna Sabalenka
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Birthdate: May 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

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Boris Gelfand
(Chess player)

Boris Gelfand
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Birthdate: June 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

Legendary Soviet chess player Boris Gelfand is known for being part of the world’s top 20 players for most of his life. His accomplishments include two Belarusian national titles and a Chess World Cup. An author, too, he has co-written books such as Positional Decision Making in Chess.

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Alexander Hleb
(Association football player)

Alexander Hleb
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Birthdate: May 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Minsk
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Vitaly Scherbo
(Artistic gymnast)

Vitaly Scherbo
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Birthdate: January 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
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Krystsina Tsimanouskaya
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Birthdate: November 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Klimavichy, Belarus

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Aliaksandra Sasnovich
(Tennis player)

Aliaksandra Sasnovich
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Birthdate: March 22, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

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Vladimir Matyushenko
(Mixed martial artist)

Vladimir Matyushenko
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Birthdate: January 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rečyca, Belarus

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Ivan Baranchyk
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Birthdate: January 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amursk, Russia
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 13 
Alexey Ignashov
(Kickboxer)

Alexey Ignashov
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Birthdate: January 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 14 
Natasha Zvereva
(Tennis player)

Natasha Zvereva
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Birthdate: April 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

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Ilya Ivashka
(Tennis player)

Ilya Ivashka
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Birthdate: February 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 16 
Max Mirnyi
(Tennis player)

Max Mirnyi
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Birthdate: July 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

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Darya Domracheva
(Biathlete)

Darya Domracheva
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Birthdate: August 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

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Siarhei Liakhovich
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Birthdate: May 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Viciebsk, Belarus
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Leonid Taranenko
(Weightlifter)

Leonid Taranenko
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Birthdate: June 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Malaryta, Belarus

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Sergey Rabchenko
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Birthdate: February 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
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 21 
Chingiz Allazov
(Kickboxer)

Chingiz Allazov
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Birthdate: June 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gardabani, Georgia

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Vladimir Samsonov
(Table tennis player)

Vladimir Samsonov
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Birthdate: April 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
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Kiryl Relikh
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Birthdate: November 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baranovichi, Belarus

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Egor Gerasimov
(Tennis player)

Egor Gerasimov
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Birthdate: November 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
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Nikolai Morozov
(Ice dancer)

Nikolai Morozov
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Birthdate: December 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Nikolai Morozov is a Russian retired ice dancer, choreographer, and figure skating coach. Morozov represented Belarus at the 1998 Winter Olympics and World Championships. He is credited with coaching Japanese figure skater Shizuka Arakawa at the 2006 Olympics where she won the gold medal. Nikolai Morozov also coached Miki Ando to a couple of world titles.

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Andrey Gerasimchuk
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Birthdate: February 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
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Andrei Aramnau
(Weightlifter)

Andrei Aramnau
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Birthdate: April 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Barysaw, Belarus

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Maalik Wayns
(Basketball player)

Maalik Wayns
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Birthdate: May 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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 29 
Vasil Kiryienka
(Sport cyclist)

Vasil Kiryienka
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Birthdate: June 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rečyca, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union

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Artsiom Parakhouski
(Basketball player)

Artsiom Parakhouski
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Birthdate: October 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
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 31 
Mark Slavin
(Greco-Roman Wrestler)

Mark Slavin
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Birthdate: January 31, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
Died: September 6, 1972

Soviet Greco-Roman wrestler Mark Slavin had chosen wrestling as a means to defend himself against anti-Semitic attacks. He moved to Israel 4 months before the Munich Olympics and represented Israel in the event. At 18, he was the youngest victim of the Munich massacre and died during a failed rescue attempt.

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Olga Govortsova
(Tennis player)

Olga Govortsova
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Birthdate: August 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

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Vladimir Veremeenko
(Basketball player)

Vladimir Veremeenko
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Birthdate: July 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gomel, Belarus

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Ekaterina Vandaryeva
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Birthdate: January 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Staryya Darohi, Belarus

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Vera Lapko
(Tennis player)

Vera Lapko
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Birthdate: September 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

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Melitina Staniouta
(Rhythmic gymnast)

Melitina Staniouta
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Birthdate: November 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

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Katsiaryna Halkina
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Birthdate: February 25, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 38 
Viktoriia Safonova
(Figure skater)

Viktoriia Safonova
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Birthdate: May 8, 2003
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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Aleksandr Kurlovich
(Weightlifter)

Aleksandr Kurlovich
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Birthdate: July 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Grodno, Belarus
Died: April 6, 2018

 40 
Alex Bentley
(Basketball player)

Alex Bentley
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Birthdate: October 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Siarhei Rutenka
(Retired Handball Player Who Played For Slovenia and Belarus)

Siarhei Rutenka
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Birthdate: August 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

Siarhei Rutenka is a Belarusian retired handball player who also played for the Slovenia national handball team from 2004 to 2007, apart from playing for the Belarus national team. While representing Slovenia in 2006 at the European Men's Handball Championship, Rutenka was the top goalscorer of the tournament. Rutenka also played for popular clubs like FC Barcelona and Arkatron Minsk.

 42 
Leila Rajabi
(Athlete)

Leila Rajabi
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Birthdate: April 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Viciebsk, Belarus

 43 
Volha Mazuronak
(Marathon runner)

Volha Mazuronak
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Birthdate: April 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Karagandy, Kazakhstan

 44 
Anastasiia Salos
(Rhythmic gymnast)

Anastasiia Salos
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Birthdate: February 18, 2002
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barnaul, Russia

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Alina Talay
(Tack and field athlete)

Alina Talay
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Birthdate: May 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Orsha, Soviet Union

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Yuliya Balykina
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Birthdate: April 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bulgan, Mongolia
Died: September 30, 2015

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Yulia Nestsiarenka
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Birthdate: June 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brest, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union

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Sergei Zhigalko
(Chess player)

Sergei Zhigalko
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Birthdate: March 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

Aliaksandra Herasimenia
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Birthdate: December 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minsk, Byelorussian

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Yelena Leuchanka
(Basketball player)

Yelena Leuchanka
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Birthdate: April 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Homel, Belorussian SSR, Soviet Union