Yana Klochkova

Yana Klochkova

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Yana Aleksandrovna K lochkova Ukr. Yana Oleksandrivna Klochkova (born August 7, 1982, Simferopol, Soviet Union) - a Ukrainian swimmer who has won five Olympic medals, including four gold medals. She participated in three Summer Olympics: 2000, 2004, 2008 (she did not take part in the last one).
She was born on August 7, 1982, in Simferopol.

Her height is 182 cm. Weight - 70 kg.
Place of residence - Donetsk, then Kharkov, then Kiev.
The sports society - "Dynamo", a major of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
Since 1.08.2003 he is the member of "SC ISD".
He started swimming in 1989.

Coaches - the Honored Coach of Ukraine, the Honored Worker of Physical Education of Ukraine Nina Fedorovna Kozhukh and the Honored Coach of the Soviet Union, the Honored Worker of Physical Education of Ukraine Alexander Omelyanovich Kozhukh.

Farewell to the track

In January 2008, Ms. Klochkova announced her retirement from big sports.

On 24 March 2009 in the "Aquarena" Olympic swimming pool on Klotchkovskaya Street in Kharkiv, during the first stage of the Ukrainian Swimming Cup, when the stands were completely full, the official "parting with the water" of Yana Klochkova and Denis Silantiev took place. At first, on the screen there were shown pictures of the champions' careers, swims, awards ceremonies and life moments. Then officials (mayor Mikhail Dobkin, vice-governor Sergei Storozhenko, head of Ukrainian Swimming Federation Oleg Demin, two-time Olympic champion volleyball player Yuri Poyarkov, and many others) told about the swimmers. Then the flowers and gifts from all comers were presented. In particular, Klochkova was presented with a live goldfish, and Storozhenko with a statue of the goddess Nike, a symbol of victory.

Political activity

Member of the Party of Regions of Ukraine.
Member of the deputy group "Young Regions" in the Kharkiv City Council, in particular: Vladimir Skorobagach, Alexander Husarov, Maxim Museyev and others (11 people in total).


(without Olympics)

Silver medalist at the 1996 European Junior Championship in Denmark.
Two-time winner of the 1997 European Junior Championships in Glasgow and 1998 in Antwerp.
Silver and bronze medalist at the 1997 European Championships in Seville.
Silver medalist of the 1998 World Championships in Perth.
Winner of the 1998 and 1999 Women's World Cup in the integrated swimming events.
World Champion in Hong Kong in 1999.
Two-time winner and bronze medalist at the 1999 European Championships in Istanbul
Four-time winner of the 1999 European Championships in Lisbon in 25-meter pools.
Three-time champion of Europe in 2000 in Helsinki.
Two-time European Champion 2000 in Valencia.
Two-time champion and silver medalist at the 2001 World Championships in Fukuoka (Japan).
Two-time champion of the World Universiade in Beijing in 2001.

Yana Klochkova holds 50 Ukrainian records in 25- and 50-meter medley, 100-, 200-, 400-meter medley, 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyle, 100- and 200-meter backstroke, 200-meter butterfly and relay swimming. During the Sydney Olympics she holds the world record in 400m medley and European record in 200m medley.
Ukrainian awards

She is a Hero of Ukraine (August 18, 2004 - for her outstanding achievements at the Olympic Games, for her courage, selflessness and will to win, for enhancing the sporting prestige of Ukraine in the world).
Order of Merit of the third degree (2002)
Order of Princess Olga, first degree (2000), third degree (1999)
Laureate of the Award of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for the contribution of youth in the formation of state (06.2001).
Honorary Cross of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Honorary titles

"Man of the Year 2000" in the nomination "Sportsman of the Year
"Man of the Year 2003" in the nomination "Sportsman of the Year

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