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.
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.
Belarusian former tennis-player Natallia Zvierava, counted among the best doubles-players of all-time, won 18 Grand Slam doubles-titles, including six at French Open; five at Wimbledon, four at US Open and three at Australian Open. She attained World No.1 doubles ranking in October 1991. Zvierava also won two mixed-doubles title at Australian Open and bronze in doubles at the 1992 Olympics.
Ekaterina Vandaryeva is a Belarusian kickboxer best known for winning the WKN Championship title in 2011 after defeating Joanna Jędrzejczyk. She also won the IFMA European Championship title in 2009 and 2012. Ekaterina Vandaryeva has also competed in other popular promotions like ONE Championship.
Melitina Staniouta is a Belarusian former individual rhythmic gymnast. She represented Belarus in World Championships and European Championships where she won many silver and bronze medals. Melitina Staniouta is perhaps best known for winning two gold medals at the 2013 World Games in Cali, Colombia.
Vera Lapko is a Belarusian tennis player who has won several singles and doubles titles on the ITF Circuit so far. She also competes in Grand Slam events and has represented her country in important tournaments like the Billie Jean King Cup.
Alex Bentley is a basketball player who has played for popular WNBA teams like Atlanta Dream and Connecticut Sun. Although she was born in the USA, Alex Bentley represents the Belarus women's national basketball team at the international level. In 2013, she was honored with the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award.
Leila Rajabi is a shot putter who represented Belarus from 2001 to 2007. Since 2007, she has been representing Iran. Rajabi is best known for winning the silver medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. Leila Rajabi is the current Iranian national record holder in shot put.
Volha Mazuronak is a Belarusian athlete who specializes in long-distance running. She is best known for winning a gold medal at the 2018 European Championships. A three-time national champion, Volha Mazuronak has also won marathons in places like Siberia and California.
Alina Talay is a Belarusian athlete who specializes in 100-meter hurdles. She achieved popularity in 2012 when she won a gold medal at the European Championships in Helsinki, Finland. In the same year, she went on to win a bronze medal at the World Indoor Championships. In 2015, Alina Talay won a bronze medal at the World Championships.
Yuliya Balykina was a Belarusian sprinter who competed at the 2012 Olympics where she participated in the women's 4×100 metres relay and the women's 100 metres events. In 2013, she was banned for two years after testing positive for drostanolone in a doping test. In 2015, Balykina was found dead near Minsk and her former boyfriend confessed to the murder.
Yulia Nestsiarenka is a Belarusian athlete who specialized in the 100 metres event. She is best known for winning a gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. She also won a bronze medal at the 2004 World Indoor Championships, 2005 World Championships, and 2006 European Championships. Currently, Nestsiarenka is one of the members of the Belarus Olympic Committee.
Aliaksandra Herasimenia is a Belarusian retired swimmer best known for winning two silver medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. At the 2016 Olympics, she won a bronze medal in the 50 metre freestyle event. Aliaksandra Herasimenia has also won gold medals at World Championships and European Championships.
Yelena Leuchanka is a Belarusian basketball player who plays as a center for the popular Greek club Panathinaikos. She has also played for other prestigious clubs like Atlanta Dream and Washington Mystics. Yelena Leuchanka has also represented the national team in important tournaments like the 2007 EuroBasket in Italy where she won the bronze medal.
Though born in the US, gymnast Kylie Dickson competed for Belarus, in spite of having no Belarusian ancestry. The 2016 Olympian for Belarus still lived and trained in the US and attended the same gym as American Olympian McKayla Maroney. A US elite, she had been part of the U.S. Classic, too.
Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova is a Belarusian athlete who specializes in long jump. She is best known for winning a bronze medal at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu. She also won a silver medal at the 2019 European Indoor Championships in Glasgow.
Liubov Charkashyna is a Belarusian former individual rhythmic gymnast. She is best known for winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Over the course of her career, Liubov Charkashyna also won medals at the World Championships, European Championships, and Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix.
Iryna Kurachkina is a Belarusian freestyle wrestler best known for winning the silver medal in the 57 kg category at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. She has also won medals in important tournaments like World Championships, European Championships, and European Games. In 2020, Iryna Kurachkina won a gold medal at the Individual World Cup in Belgrade, Serbia.
Anastasiia Salos is a Russian-born individual rhythmic gymnast who represents Belarus in international competitions. She is best known for winning bronze medals at the World Championships. Anastasiia Salos has also won medals at the European Championships and the Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix.
Inna Zhukova is an individual rhythmic gymnast who represents Belarus in international competitions. She is best known for winning a silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games. Inna Zhukova has also won medals at the World Championships, European Championships, and the Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix.
Olga Puchkova is a Russian tennis player who represented Belarus as a junior player. After turning professional, Puchkova started competing in the ITF Circuit, winning a couple of titles in 2003 and 2004. She has also participated in Grand Slam Singles and Doubles events, reaching the third round of the 2012 US Open in the former.
Dzinara Alimbekava is a Kazakhstan-born biathlete who represents Belarus in international competitions. She is best known for winning a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. She also won a bronze medal at the 2019 European Championships in Raubichi. A professionally trained pianist, Dzinara Alimbekava also skates and practices snowboarding.
Vanesa Kaladzinskaya is a Belarusian freestyle wrestler best known for winning the bronze medal in the 53 kg category at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Vanesa Kaladzinskaya has also won many other medals, including two gold medals at the World Championships and two gold medals at the European Championships.
Hanna Huskova is a Belarusian professional freestyle skier who specializes in aerials. She is best known for winning the gold medal in the women's aerials event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Hanna Huskova also won a silver medal at the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
Maria Itkina was a Soviet sprinter who set several world records in various events like 100, 200, and 400 meters during her career. She is also known for competing at the European Athletics Championships, winning four gold medals in 1954, 1958, and 1962. In the 1958 Championships, Itkina also won a bronze medal.
Iryna Zhuk is a Belarusian athlete who specializes in pole vaulting. She is best known for winning the bronze medal at the European Indoor Championships in Toruń, Poland. Iryna Zhuk has also represented Belarus at the 2016 and 2020 Summer Olympics, reaching the final in the latter event.
Belarusian swimmer Anastasiya Shkurdai has represented her nation in several swimming championships and events. Her achievements so far include winning a silver medal and a bronze medal at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics; a gold (2019) and a silver (2021) medal at the European Short Course Swimming Championships; and two silver medals at the 2019 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.
Lidziya Marozava is a Belarusian professional tennis player who achieved popularity in 2015 when she won the gold medal in the mixed doubles event at the Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea. Lidziya Marozava has also represented her country at the Billie Jean King Cup.
Karyna Demidik is a Belarusian athlete who specializes in high jump. She started hogging the limelight in 2017 when she won a silver medal at the European Athletics U20 Championships in Grosseto, Italy. She then went on to win a gold medal at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.
Retired athlete Tatyana Ledovskaya competed for the USSR and later for Belarus. Her achievements include winning silver medal in 400 metre hurdles and gold with teammates in 4x400 metres relay at the 1988 Summer Olympics; and gold in 400 m hurdles and gold in 4×400 m relay at the 1991 World Championships.
Ekaterina Karsten is a Belarusian rower best known for winning two Olympic gold medals, one each at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. A seven-time Olympian, Karsten represented the Unified Team at the 1992 Olympics before becoming the first medallist from Republic of Belarus in 1996. Ekaterina Karsten, who specializes in single sculls, is also a six-time World Champion.
Nadezhda Skardino is a Belarusian retired biathlete who competed at the 2014 and 2018 Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal and a gold medal respectively. She also represented Belarus at the 2007 and 2016 European Championships, winning a bronze medal and a gold medal respectively. At the 2011 World Championships, Nadezhda Skardino won a bronze medal.
Iryna Shymanovich is a Belarusian professional tennis player who won the silver medal in the girls' singles event at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She has also represented Belarus in important tournaments like the Billie Jean King Cup. Iryna Shymanovich also competes on the ITF Women's Circuit, where she has won many titles.
Vasilisa Marzaliuk is a Belarusian wrestler who has represented her country in important tournaments like the World Championships and European Championships, winning three bronze medals and a silver medal so far in both tournaments. Vasilisa Marzaliuk is perhaps best known for winning a gold medal each at the 2015 and 2019 European Games.