Ukraine made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1996, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and has competed ever since. The nation sends one of the largest delegations to the Olympics with over 200 athletes competing at each edition. The athletes compete in almost all sports available on the Olympic program with good representation in athletics, boxing, cycling, diving, fencing, gymnastics, judo, weightlifting and wrestling.

Ukraine has won at least one medal at each Olympics it has participated in. In total the nation has won around 120 medals across 16 sports. The most successful sports are gymnastics, athletics, boxing and wrestling. The most successful athlete competing for an independent Ukraine is swimmer Yana Klochkova whom won five medals. She won two gold medals each in women’s 200m individual medley (2000 & 2004) and 400m individual medley (2000 & 2004) and she won silver in the 800m freestyle (2000). In 2016 Ukraine won 11 medals.

Qualified Quotas


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 25m Pistol Olena Kostevych
Men’s 10m Air Pistol Pavlo Korostylov