Nataliya Yatsenko
Personal information
Birth nameNataliya Ivanovna Yatsenko
Born (1961-09-06) 6 September 1961 (age 60)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Medal record

Nataliya Ivanovna Yatsenko (later known as Nataliya Fedorenko, born 6 September 1961) is a Soviet rower.


Yatsenko was born in Kiev suburb of Sofiïvska Borshchahivka in 1961; at the time, the city was part of the Soviet Union and it has since 1991 been the capital of the Ukraine.[1]

Yatsenko initially competed under her maiden name and she first became World Champion in the eight event at the 1981 World Rowing Championships in Munich.[2] She repeated this feat in 1982 in Lucerne and in 1983 in Duisburg.[2] Due to the 1984 Summer Olympics boycott, she did not attend the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles but competed at the Friendship Games instead where she won a gold medal with the women's eight.[citation needed] At the 1985 World Rowing Championships in Hazewinkel, she won her fourth World Championship.[3]

She competed once more at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul for the Soviet Union with the women's eight, this time under her married name.[4] The team came fourth at the Olympics.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Nataliya Yatsenko". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Natalia Iatsenko". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Natalie Yatsenko". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  4. ^ Lee, Kyung-hee, ed. (1989). Official Report. 2. Seoul: Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee. p. 534.
  5. ^ "Natalia Fedorenko". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 14 April 2018.