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Vitaliy Romanenko

Full name: Vitaliy Petrovych Romanenko
Original name: Віталій Петрович Романенко
Other name(s): Vitaly Petrovich Romanenko, Виталий Петрович Романенко
Gender: Male
Born: July 13, 1926 in Rusaniv, Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: September 27, 2010 in Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
Affiliations: SKA Poltava oblast
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Born in a small village near Kyiv, Ukraine, Vitaliy Romanenko’s family fled to Novosibirsk in 1940 to escape World War II. Romanenko voluntarily enlisted with Red Army in 1943, when he was 17-years-old and stayed with the force for nearly 50 years, retiring during the fall of the Soviet Union as a colonel. He took up sport shooting in 1948 and was on the Soviet national team from 1953-65. Romanenko won the 1956 Olympic running target gold medal, won nine World Championships (1954 – individual running target single, team running target single and double; 1958/1961/1962 – team running target single and double) and European champion four times (1955/1959 – team running target single and double). He also won 20 Soviet titles between 1954-64. After finishing his sporting career, Romanenko worked as a shooting coach with the Soviet national and Olympic teams, with his most famous pupils, [Yakiv Zhelezniak] and [Aleksandr Gazov], winning Olympic titles.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Shooting Men's Running Target, Single And Double Shot Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OR

Men's Running Target, Single And Double Shot

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Shooting Soviet Union URS Final Standings 441 220 221
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