Pauline Astakhova (1936-2005)
The Soviet gymnast. Honored master of sports of the USSR. Winner of 10 Olympic medals, including five gold medals.
Besides, she was the champion of the world in team competition, the silver prize-winner in a team competition, in exercises on uneven bars, the champion of Europe, the champion of the USSR, and a the bronze prize-winner in floor exercises, in exercises on uneven bars, balance beam, the silver prize-winner in all-round events. Absolute champion of the USSR. The winner of the USSR Cup in all-round.
Astakhova was considered the most graceful gymnast of the time, her nickname in the Western media were "Russian birch”. She was buried in the Baykove cemetery (Kyiv).
Valery Lobanovsky (1939-2002)
A Soviet and Ukrainian football player.
Champion of the USSR (1961), the owner of the Cup of the USSR (1964), Honoured trainer of the USSR. Trained Dynamo Kyiv, a national team of the USSR and the team of Ukraine. He is the Champion of the USSR as a coach (8), the owner of the Cup of the USSR (6), Champion of Ukraine (5), the owner of the Cup of Ukraine (3), finalist of the European Championship (1988), the Owner of the Cup of the cups owners (2), the Owner of the European Super Cup (1975), Member of the World Cup (1982, 1986, 1990). The hero of Ukraine. Kiev Dynamo stadium is named by Lobanovsky. In 2008, took the sixth place in the television project "Great Ukrainians".
Oleg Blohin (b.1952)
An outstanding Soviet Ukrainian football player.
An author of several football records in the USSR; then the football coach. He was the main coach of the Ukrainian team 2003-2007 (The national team of Ukraine became quarter-finalist of the World Cup - 2006 with him. The first wife of Oleg Blokhin - Irina Deriugina (see below).
Irina Deriugina (b.1958)
The unique Soviet gymnast who was an absolute world champion twice: in 1977 and in 1979.
Honored Master of sports of the USSR. Had a strong influence on the development of rhythmic gymnastics in Ukraine. An organizer and author of the idea of Kyiv’s annual international competition in rhythmic gymnastics «Deriugina Cup».
Sergey Bubka (b. 1963)
The Soviet sportsman -athlete on pole vaults, the first man in the world, jumping over 6 meters.
Honored Master of Sports of the USSR (1983). The champion of Olympic Games (1988), of the world (1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997), of Europe (1986), the USSR (1984, 1985), winner of World Cups and of Europe (1985) in pole vaults. The candidate of pedagogical sciences, the Hero of Ukraine. There is a monument in Donetsk in his honor.
Vitaly Klitschko (b.1971)
The Ukrainian boxer in a heavyweight category.
The sixfold world champion on kickboxing among professionals under version WBO (1999-2000) and WBC (2004-2005, 2008) - four times for professionals and twice among amateurs. In November, 2005 has declared the end of sports career, and in 2007 - about its renewal. In 2008 has returned a champion title under version WBC. Involved in politics, heads the fraction «Vitaly Klichko's Block» in Kyiv City Council.
Vasyliy Vyrastyuk (b. 1974)
Honored Master of Sports of Ukraine.
The holder of the title "The strongest person of the world ", repeated world champion in power all-round.
Wladimir Klitschko (b.1976)
Acting in a superheavyweight category (over 91 kg). The Olympic champion 1996, the World champion in heavy weight category. (version WBO, 2000-2003, 2008; version IBF, 2006; version IBO, 2006.)
Lilia of Podkopaieva (b.1978)
The winner of the European Cup (1995), 45 gold, 21 silver and 14 bronze medals.
The world champion on sports gymnastics (1995), the champion of Europe (1996). Honored master of sports of Ukraine (1994), international category judge.
Anatoliy Timoshchuk (b. 1979)
The Ukrainian football player who plays on a position of the defensive halfback.
Currently playing in Bayern Munich. From 2007 to June 2009 - the player of the starting lineup of St. Petersburg "Zenith" (May 2007, Captain). His transfer to "Zenith" cost 20 million dollars, which has set a record in the Russian league. As a part of Zenit has won the UEFA Cup. From 1997 to 2007, played in Shakhtar, at one time he was the team captain. A player of the Ukrainian national team in football. Honored Master of Sports of Ukraine. Holder an Order "For courage», III degree. Honored Worker of Physical training and sports of Ukraine. The honourable citizen of Lutsk. Honored Master of Sports of Russia.
Andriy Voronin (b. 1979)
The Ukrainian football player, a striker English "Liverpool" and the national team of Ukraine.
He was brought up in Odessa "Chernomorets", since 1995 lives in Germany and in favor of local clubs. In the 2002/03 season Voronin became the top scorer of the Second Bundesliga. The holder of an order «For courage» of the III degree.
Yana Klochkova (b. 1982)
The hero of Ukraine. She has established the 71-st record of Ukraine in the 25 and 50 meter swimming pool, two-time Olympic champion
At the Olympics in Sydney she has set a World record in the 400 meters and European record in the 400 meters by complex swimming. Two time world champion, triple record holder in Europe. In Ukraine Klochkova has a nickname - "Goldfish”. Honorary Citizen of Kharkiv and Donetsk.
Dmitry Chigrinsky (b. 1986)
The Ukrainian football player, the Defender of Spanish "Barcelona"
(The acquisition costed 25 million euro), the head coach called him "the perfect central defender." The player of a national team of Ukraine. The holder of an order «For courage» of the III degree. Honored Master of Sports of Ukraine.