Athletics. Bondarenko and the Countryman – the best athletes of the year

Легкая атлетика. Бондаренко и Земляк - лучшие спортсмены года

Athletics Federation of Ukraine announced the names of the best athletes in 2016.

Ended in a vote to determine the best in athletics in eight categories. Five of today’s winners were the best in their categories last year.

High jumper Bohdan Bondarenkoas in 2015 was declared the Best athlete of the year. He received the bronze Olympic medal in Rio de Janeiro, for which he was honored with this award.

He was not the only Bondarenko, who for the second year in a row, took the reward, mentor and father Bogdan – Victor Bondarenko – was again recognized as the best coach of the year!

The best athlete of 2016 was Olga Countryman. Medal at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, it did not win, but finished seventh in the women’s 400 meters.

Olga Countryman together with Yulia olszewska, Alina Logvinenko, Olga Bibik and Tatiana Miller won in the nomination team of the year. Girls in the men’s 4×400 metres became the fifth at the Olympic games and sixth at the European Championships in Amsterdam.

Легкая атлетика. Бондаренко и Земляк - лучшие спортсмены года

Valentina Krepkina and Ivan Pushkin, as in the past year, recognized the top athletes-veterans of the country!

Mnogoboryu Alina Schuh second year in a row recognized as the best young athlete in the country. Alina this year has recorded a victory in the European championship (U-18) in the heptathlon with Junior highest achievement in the world (6186 points), Junior Ukrainian record in the indoor pentathlon (4354) and the repetition of national youth record of Ukraine in the high jump (1.92).

In the nomination the Best young athlete won Mykhaylo havrylyuk, who is in Tbilisi became the champion of Europe (U-18) in the hammer throw with a best result of the season in the world (82.26 m).

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