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Volodymyr Holubnychy


Volodymyr Holubnychy

Volodymyr Holubnychy
Volodymyr Holubnychy at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Birth name Володимир Степанович Голубничий[1]
Full name Volodymyr Stepanovych Holubnychiy[1]
Born (1936-06-02) 2 June 1936 [1]
Sumy, Ukraine, USSR[1]
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)[1]
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 20 km walk
Club Spartak, Sumy
Updated on 6 June 2015.

Volodymyr Stepanovych Holubnychy (Ukrainian: Володимир Степанович Голубничий, born 2 June 1936) is a Ukrainian race walker, who competed for the Soviet Union. He dominated the 20 kilometre race walk in the 1960s and 1970s, winning four Olympic medals in 1960-1972 and finishing seventh in 1976.[2]

Holubnychy took race walking in 1953 and became a member of the Soviet team in 1959.[3] Apart from his outstanding performance at the Olympics, he was the 1974 European Champion and the Soviet champion in 1960, 1964–65, 1968, 1972 and 1974.[2]

Holubnychy was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour in 1960, the Order of the Badge of Honor in 1969[2] and the Medal For Labour Valour in 1972.[3]


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External links

  • Golubnichy's entry in the Britannica
  • Sporting Heroes
Preceded by
Josef Doležal
Leonid Spirin
Men's 20km Walk World Record Holder
23 September 1955 – 25 July 1956
15 July 1959 – 6 September 1959
Succeeded by
Josef Doležal
Anatoliy Vedyakov

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