Olessja Powch

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Olessja Powch athletics

Olesya Povh Paris 2011.jpg
Olessja Powch at the 2011 European Indoor Championships

Full name Olessja Ivaniwna Powch
nation UkraineUkraine Ukraine
birthday 18th October 1987 (age 32)
place of birth DnipropetrovskSoviet UnionSoviet UnionSoviet Union 
size 167 cm
Weight 63 kg
discipline 100 meters ; 200 metres
Best performance 11.08 s, 22.58 s
Medal table
Olympic games 0 × gold 0 × silver 1 × bronze
World championships 0 × gold 0 × silver 1 × bronze
European championships 1 × gold 1 × silver 0 × bronze
European Indoor Championships 1 × gold 1 × silver 0 × bronze
Universiade 1 × gold 0 × silver 0 × bronze
Olympic rings Olympic games
bronze London 2012 4 × 100 m
IAAF logo World championships
bronze Daegu 2011 4 × 100 m
EAA logo European championships
gold Barcelona 2010 4 × 100 m
silver Helsinki 2012 100 m
EAA logo European Indoor Championships
gold Paris 2011 60 m
silver Belgrade 2017 60 m
Logo of the FISU Universiade
gold Kazan 2013 4 × 100 m
last change: August 3, 2017

Olesya Iwaniwna Powch ( Ukrainian Олеся Іванівна Повх , English transcription Olesya Ivanivna Povkh ; born October 18, 1987 in Dnipropetrovsk ) is a Ukrainian sprinter . She was European indoor champion over 60 meters and European champion with the 4 x 100 meter relay .


In 2010 she became national champion in the indoor over 60 meters and outdoors over 100 meters . She reached the semi-finals at the World Indoor Championships in Doha over 60 meters and at the European Championships in Barcelona over 100 meters. As the starting runner of the Ukrainian relay, she won the gold medal in the 4 x 100 meter relay at the European Championships together with Natalija Pohrebnjak , Marija Rjemjen and Jelysaweta Bryshina . In addition, she was third in the relay at the European team championship and second in the 2010 Continental Cup

At the European Indoor Championships in 2011 Powch won the gold medal over 60 meters ahead of her compatriot Marija Rjemjen. At the World Championships in the same year she was third with the Ukrainian relay. At the European team championships she reached first place in the relay and second in the individual run.

In 2012 Powch became Vice European Champion in Helsinki . The season also reached the final, but the baton was lost there. At the Olympic Games in London shortly afterwards, she reached the semi-finals in singles. The relay race was more successful, in which the Ukrainians won the bronze medal with a new national record.

At the European Indoor Championships 2017 in Belgrade , she won the silver medal over 60 meters with a new best performance. One day before the start of the World Championships in London , she and her compatriot Olha Semljak were convicted of doping and were then prohibited from starting. Powch was banned from the Ukrainian Federation for four years. Powch was unsuccessful in the appeal proceedings before the International Sports Court , the start of the ban was set for June 15, 2016.

Personal bests

  • 100 m: 11.08 s, June 4, 2012 in Yalta
    • 60 m (hall): 7.10 s, March 5, 2017 in Belgrade
  • 200 m: 22.58 s, May 31, 2011 in Yalta


On July 25, 2013 she was awarded the Ukrainian Order of Merit 3rd Class for achieving high sports results at the XXVII by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych . World Summer Universiade awarded in Kazan.

Web links

Commons : Olesia Povkh  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. http://www.european-athletics.org/competitions/european-athletics-indoor-championships/history/year=2017/results/index.html
  2. Ukrainian sprint duo falls into a doping trap
  3. Doping: CAS confirmed bans against Ukrainian sprinters
  4. Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 392/2013 of July 25, 2013. Accessed August 8, 2016 (Ukrainian).