Full name: Olha Oleksandrivna Kyrychenko (-Pankratova)
Original name: Ольга Олександрівна Кириченко (-Панкратова)
Other name(s): Olga Aleksandrovna Kirichenko (-Pankratova), Ольга Александровна Кириченко (-Панкратова)
Born: January 27, 1976
Country: Unified Team
Related Olympians: Wife of Denis Pankratov.
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
The high point of Olha Kyrychenko’s career was the 1992 Olympics, where she was member of the bronze medal-winning Unified Team’s medley relay team. Equally strong in freestyle and butterfly, she competed in both styles at three major international tournaments during her career. At the 1992 Olympics, she was seventh in the 200 free, but did not advance from the heats of the 100 fly. At the 1993 European Championships she was fifth in the 100 butterfly and sixth in the 200 freestyle, also winning bronze in the medley relay as a member of the Russian team. Kyrychenko made her last international appearance at the 1994 World Championships, where she did not advance from the heats in both individual and relay races. Domestically, Kyrychenko won the Russian 1993 200 and 400 freestyle titles. She later married Denis Pankratov, who won both the 100 and 200 fly at the 1996 Olympics.
Personal Best: 100 m freestyle – 57.94 (1994); 200 m freestyle – 2:00.67 (1992); 400 m freestyle – 4:16.78 (1993); 50 m butterfly – 28.81 (1993); 100 m butterfly – 1:01.23 (1993).
|1992 Summer||16||Barcelona||Swimming||Women's 200 metres Freestyle||Unified Team||EUN||7|
|1992 Summer||16||Barcelona||Swimming||Women's 100 metres Butterfly||Unified Team||EUN||17|
|1992 Summer||16||Barcelona||Swimming||Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay||Unified Team||EUN||3||Bronze|
|1992 Summer||16||Barcelona||Swimming||Unified Team||Final||7||2:00.90|
|1992 Summer||16||Barcelona||Swimming||Unified Team||Round One||Heat Five||2||QU||2:00.67|
|1992 Summer||16||Barcelona||Swimming||Unified Team||Round One||Heat Seven||6||1:01.78|
|1992 Summer||16||Barcelona||Swimming||Unified Team||EUN||Final||3||4:06.44||1:00.98||3:10.96|
|1992 Summer||16||Barcelona||Swimming||Unified Team||EUN||Round One||Heat One||1||QU||4:10.37||1:01.55||3:13.83|