Wladimir Klitschko is a Ukrainian former boxer. Widely regarded as one of the best heavyweight champions ever, Wladimir Klitschko was renowned for his great footwork and extraordinary knockout power. He won a gold medal for his country in the super-heavyweight division at the 1996 Summer Olympics. He has often been named among Ukraine's most influential people.
Retired Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko, who is now a politician and the current mayor of Kyiv, is also known for his 6’7” frame. He was once the World Boxing Council world heavyweight title winner and earned the nickname Dr. Ironfist. He also holds a PhD from the physical science department of Kyiv University.
Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk is not just a European and World Champion but also an Olympic gold medalist. Considered one of Ukraine’s best boxers in history, he is also the fourth male boxer to hold the WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO titles at the same time.
Vasyl Lomachenko is a Ukrainian professional boxer. He is widely regarded as the most popular Ukrainian boxer and one of the most successful amateur boxers ever with an impressive record of 396 wins and 1 loss. Known for his exceptional accuracy, creativity, hand speed, athleticism, footwork, and defense, Lomachenko won Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012.
Russian star pole-vaulter Sergey Bubka had started training at age 9. He soared to fame after winning the world championship in Finland at age 15 and later became the first to jump 6.1m. He won the 1988 Seoul Olympic gold and shattered the global men’s pole vault record 35 times.
Yevhen Konoplyanka is a Ukrainian football player who plays as a midfielder for the Ukraine national team. He has also played for clubs like Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Schalke 04, and Shakhtar Donetsk. In 2010, 2012, and 2013, Yevhen Konoplyanka was named Ukrainian Footballer of the Year.
Andriy Shevchenko is a former professional footballer who played for the Ukraine national team. One of the greatest Ukrainian football players of all time, Shevchenko scored 48 goals for his national team, making him the all-time top-scorer for Ukraine. He is also only the third Ukrainian to receive the prestigious Ballon d'Or. He is currently serving as Ukraine's head coach.
Andriy Yarmolenko is a Ukrainian football player who plays as a forward or midfielder. He is the current captain of the Ukraine national football team. He is best known for his association with Dynamo Kyiv; he played for the team from 2008 to 2017. In 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017, Andriy Yarmolenko was named Ukrainian Footballer of the Year.
Alex Len is a Ukrainian basketball player who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA. He has also played for other popular NBA teams like Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors, and Washington Wizards.
Igor Vovchanchyn is a Ukrainian former kickboxer and mixed martial artist. Renowned for his punching power, Vovchanchyn was regarded as one of the most feared strikers of his time. He made up for his short reach with an aggressive counterpunching style. Igor Vovchanchyn is also known for his significant grappling skills and dexterity on the ground.
Anna Muzychuk is a Ukrainian chess player who became only the fourth woman in the history of chess to achieve a FIDE rating of 2600 or more. Muzychuk, who attained the Grandmaster title in 2012, is a three-time fast chess world champion.
Vyacheslav Glazkov is a Ukrainian retired boxer. He is best known for winning a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Vyacheslav Glazkov competed from 2009 to 2016, before retiring because of an anterior cruciate ligament injury, which he incurred in a fight against Charles Martin for the IBF heavyweight title in 2016.
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk is a Ukrainian former football player who played as a midfielder and defender for the Ukraine national football team from 2000 to 2016. He was adjudged Ukrainian Footballer of the Year in 2002, 2006, and 2007. Anatoliy Tymoshchuk is currently working as an assistant coach for the popular club, Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Serhiy Rebrov is a Ukrainian former footballer who played as a striker for the Ukraine national football team from 1992 to 2006. He also played for popular clubs and achieved international fame while playing for Dynamo Kyiv in the 1990s. In 1996 and 1998, Serhiy Rebrov was named Ukrainian Footballer of the Year.
Andriy Voronin is a Ukrainian former football player who played as a midfielder or striker for the Ukraine national football team from 2002 to 2012. He also played for popular clubs like Mainz 05, Bayer Leverkusen, Dynamo Moscow, and Liverpool. After retiring as a player, Andriy Voronin went on to establish himself as a manager.