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)
Sport
SportRowing
Medal record

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

Biography

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]

References

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Nataliya Yatsenko". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. 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.