Denys Yurchenko

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Denys Yurchenko
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Denys Yurchenko in 2007
Personal information
Born (1978-01-27) January 27, 1978 (age 41)
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Country Ukraine
Event(s)Pole Vault

Denys Sergiyovich Yurchenko (Ukrainian: Денис Сергійович Юрченко) (born January 27, 1978 in Donetsk) is a Ukrainian pole vaulter with three medals in Indoor Athletics Championships.


At the 2000 Summer Olympics he suffered a mishap with a vaulting pole, injuring his groin and ending his season, he also initially won the bronze medal in the men's pole vault event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[1]

On 17 November 2016, the IOC disqualified him from the 2008 Olympic Games, stripped his Olympic bronze medal and struck his results from the record for failing a drugs test in a re-analysis of his doping sample from 2008.[2]

In May 2017, he was disqualified for two years.[3]

His personal best jump (outdoor) is 5.83 metres, achieved in July 2008 in Kiev.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Ukraine
1999 European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 13th (q) 5.20 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 30th (q) 5.40 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria NM
European Championships Munich, Germany 6th 5.70 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 6th 5.70 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 5.70 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 9th 5.65 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 2nd 5.85 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 16th (q) 5.45 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia NM
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden NM
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 2nd 5.71 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 12th 5.66 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 16th (q) 5.35 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China DSQ (3rd) DSQ (5.70 m)
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain NM
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 22nd (q) 5.35 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland NM
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom NM


  1. ^ "Hooker wins pole vault gold medal for Australia". Associated Press. 2008-08-22. Archived from the original on August 25, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-22.
  2. ^ "IOC sanctions 16 athletes for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008". IOC. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  3. ^

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