Avanhard (sports society)

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Avanhard (sports society) (Ukrainian: Авангард (спортивне товариство)) was a trade unions sports society of the Ukrainian SSR. Created in 1957, it was uniting workers of industry and construction from 14 other sport societies such as "Torpedo", "Shakhtar", "Khimik", "Chervona Zirka", "Chervonyi Prapor", "Budivelnyk", and others.

Brief description[edit]

On January 1, 1977 it accounted for 3,199 primary collectives with over two millions of sportsmen.

The society was cultivating 49 types of sports. It was composed of such famous sports clubs as Metalurh Zaporizhia, Zorya Luhansk, Stal Dnipropetrovsk, Sudobudivnyk Mykolaiv, Budivelnyk Kyiv, and others.

In 1982 the society merged with its Russian counterpart "Trud".

In 1991 the society was recognized as a parent organization of the newly established sports society "Ukraina".

Olympic laureates[edit]

1952 Summer Olympics (as Budivelnyk)[edit]

Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
Mariya Horokhovska Gymnastics 2 4 0 6
Nina Bocharova Gymnastics 2 2 0 4
Yakiv Punkin Wrestling 1 0 0 1

1956 Summer Olympics[edit]

Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
Polina Astakhova Gymnastics 1 0 1 2
Ihor Rybak Weightlifting 1 0 0 1

1960 Summer Olympics[edit]

Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
Polina Astakhova Gymnastics 2 1 1 4
Lyudmila Shevtsova Athletics 1 0 0 1

1964 Summer Olympics[edit]

Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
Polina Astakhova Gymnastics 2 1 1 4

1968 Summer Olympics[edit]

Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
Anatoli Polyvoda Basketball 0 0 1 1
Serhiy Kovalenko Basketball

1972 Summer Olympics[edit]

Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
Anatoli Polyvoda Basketball 1 0 0 1
Serhiy Kovalenko Basketball

1972 Winter Olympics[edit]

Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ivan Biakov Biathlon 1 0 0 1

1976 Winter Olympics[edit]

Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ivan Biakov Biathlon 1 0 0 1

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