Famous Ukrainian Sportspersons

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Wladimir Klitschko
(Former Professional Boxer and One of the Best Heavyweight Champions of All Time)
Wladimir Klitschko
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Birthdate: March 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Semey, Kazakhstan

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.

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Vitali Klitschko
(Ukrainian Politician and Former Boxer)
Vitali Klitschko
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Birthdate: July 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belovodskoe, Kyrgyzstan

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.

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Oleksandr Usyk
(One of the Greatest Ukrainian Boxers of All Time)
Oleksandr Usyk
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Birthdate: January 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Simferopol, Ukraine

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.

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Vasyl Lomachenko
(One of the Most Successful Amateur Boxers of All Time)
Vasyl Lomachenko
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Birthdate: February 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyi, Ukraine

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.

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Elina Svitolina
(Ukrainian Professional Tennis Player)
Elina Svitolina
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Birthdate: September 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Igor Vovchanchyn
(Former Ukrainian Kickboxer and Mixed Martial Artist)
Igor Vovchanchyn
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Birthdate: August 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zolochiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine

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.

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Oksana Baiul
(Former Ukrainian Competitive Figure Skater)
Oksana Baiul
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Birthdate: November 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Sergey Bubka
(Former Soviet-Ukrainian Pole Vaulter Who Broke the World Record for Men's Pole Vault 35 Times)
Sergey Bubka
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Birthdate: December 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Luhansk, Ukraine

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.

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Anna Muzychuk
(Ukrainian Chess Player)
Anna Muzychuk
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Birthdate: February 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

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. 

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Yaroslav Amosov
(Ukrainian Mixed Martial Artist)
Yaroslav Amosov
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Birthdate: September 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Irpin, Ukraine
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Yevhen Konoplyanka
(Ukrainian Football Midfielder)
Yevhen Konoplyanka
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Birthdate: September 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine

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.

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Nikita Krylov
(Russian Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Nikita Krylov
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Birthdate: March 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Krasnyi Luch, Luhansk Oblast Luhansk, Ukraine
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Andriy Shevchenko
(Former Professional Football Player)
Andriy Shevchenko
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Birthdate: September 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dvirkivshchyna, Ukraine

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.

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Mariya Muzychuk
(Ukrainian Chess Grandmaster)
Mariya Muzychuk
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Birthdate: September 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
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Andriy Yarmolenko
(Ukrainian Football Midfielder/Forward)
Andriy Yarmolenko
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Birthdate: October 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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.

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Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
(Ukrainian Basketball Player Who Plays as a Shooting Guard or Small Forward)
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
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Birthdate: June 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cherkasy, Ukraine
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Lilia Podkopayeva
(Former Ukrainian Artistic Gymnast)
Lilia Podkopayeva
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Birthdate: August 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Donetsk, Ukraine
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
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Oleg Blokhin
(Ukrainian and Soviet Former Football Forward and Manager)
Oleg Blokhin
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Birthdate: November 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Oleksii Novikov
(Ukrainian Professional Strongman)
Oleksii Novikov
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Birthdate: February 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Sergey Spivak
(Moldovan Mixed Martial Artist)
Sergey Spivak
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Birthdate: January 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chișinău, Moldova
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Vasyl Ivanchuk
(Ukrainian Chess Player)
Vasyl Ivanchuk
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Birthdate: March 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kopychyntsi, Ukraine
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Alex Len
(Ukrainian Basketball Player Who Plays as a Center)
Alex Len
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Birthdate: June 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Antratsyt, Ukraine

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.

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Daria Bilodid
(Ukrainian Judoka & Olympian)
Daria Bilodid
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Birthdate: October 10, 2000
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Ruslan Ponomariov
(Ukrainian Chess Grandmaster)
Ruslan Ponomariov
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Birthdate: October 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Horlivka, Ukraine
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Natalia Zhukova
(Ukrainian Chess Grandmaster)
Natalia Zhukova
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Birthdate: June 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dresden, East Germany
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Serhiy Rebrov
(Former Ukrainian Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Serhiy Rebrov
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Birthdate: June 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Horlivka, Ukraine

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.

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Oleksandr Gvozdyk
(Ukrainian Professional Boxer)
Oleksandr Gvozdyk
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Birthdate: April 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Yaroslava Mahuchikh
(Ukrainian High Jumper)
Yaroslava Mahuchikh
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Birthdate: September 19, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Tatiana Gutsu
(Ukrainian Former Artistic Gymnast)
Tatiana Gutsu
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Birthdate: September 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Tatiana Volosozhar
(Russian Pair Skater)
Tatiana Volosozhar
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Birthdate: May 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Anna Ushenina
(Ukrainian Chess Grandmaster)
Anna Ushenina
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Birthdate: August 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
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Yuliya Levchenko
(Ukrainian High Jumper)
Yuliya Levchenko
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Birthdate: November 28, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Artemivsk, Ukraine
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Kateryna Lagno
(Russian Chess Grandmaster)
Kateryna Lagno
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Birthdate: December 27, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
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Dmytro Chygrynskyy
(Ukrainian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Dmytro Chygrynskyy
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Birthdate: November 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Izyaslav, Ukraine
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
(Former Ukrainian Football Midfielder and Defender)
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
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Birthdate: March 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lutsk, Ukraine

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.

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Lesia Tsurenko
(Ukrainian Professional Tennis Player)
Lesia Tsurenko
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Birthdate: May 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Volodymyrets', Ukraine
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Vyacheslav Glazkov
(Former Ukrainian Heavyweight Boxer)
Vyacheslav Glazkov
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Birthdate: October 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Luhansk, Ukraine

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.

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Valeriy Lobanovskyi
(Ukrainian Football Player and Manager)
Valeriy Lobanovskyi
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Birthdate: January 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: May 13, 2002
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Oleg Salenko
(Russian-Ukrainian Former Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Oleg Salenko
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Birthdate: October 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Marta Kostyuk
(Ukrainian Professional Tennis Player)
Marta Kostyuk
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Birthdate: June 28, 2002
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Andriy Pyatov
(Ukrainian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Andriy Pyatov
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Birthdate: June 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Viktor Postol
(Ukrainian Light-Welterweight Boxer)
Viktor Postol
3
Birthdate: January 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Velyka Dymerka, Ukrainian
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Olha Kharlan
(Ukrainian Right-Handed Sabre Fencer)
Olha Kharlan
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Birthdate: September 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mykolaiv, Ukraine
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Dayana Yastremska
(Ukrainian Professional Tennis Player)
Dayana Yastremska
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Birthdate: May 15, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Oleksiy Torokhtiy
(Ukrainian Weightlifter Who Lost His Olympic Gold After Being Disqualified for Doping)
Oleksiy Torokhtiy
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Birthdate: May 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Donetsk, Ukraine
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Tatiana Lysenko
(Former Soviet and Ukrainian Gymnast)
Tatiana Lysenko
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Birthdate: June 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kherson, Ukraine
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Maria Gorokhovskaya
(Ukrainian Gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Maria Gorokhovskaya
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Birthdate: October 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yevpatoria
Died: July 7, 2001
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Maryna Moroz
(Ukrainian Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Maryna Moroz
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Birthdate: September 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vilnohirsk, Ukraine
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Viktor Petrenko
(Retired Ukrainian Figure Skater and Former Olympic Gold Medalist)
Viktor Petrenko
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Birthdate: June 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Júnior Moraes
(Ukrainian Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Júnior Moraes
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Birthdate: April 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santos, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)