|Yelyzaveta Yakhno (Єлизавета Яхно)
|June 4, 1998
|Retired (Nov. 2021)
Olympic bronze medalist at the 2020 Olympic Games… Member of the highlight routine that won the nation’s first ever World title in 2019… Eight-time World medalist… Competed at the 2017 and 2019 FINA World Championships… Four-time European Champion, six-time European silver medalist and one-time bronze medalist… Named 2018 FINA’s Best Female Artistic Swimmer… Standout junior career… Won silver in solo and duet, and bronze in team at the 2016 FINA Jr. World Championships… Won three bronze at the 2015 European Games.
2021: Won a bronze medal in team at the Olympic Games… Became European champion in free team, free combination, and highlight at the European Championships… Also earned a silver in technical team at that meet.
2020: Swam at the French Open, the first and only stop of the world series for the season…Won gold medals in free team, free combination and highlight there… Did not compete internationally thereafter due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of all meets.
2019: Won Ukraine’s first-ever World title in the highlight event at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju… Also earned three World bronze medals in technical and free team, and free combination… Helped the country qualify to a second Olympic berth for 2020… Competed in three FINA World Series – Paris, Alexandroupoli, Barcelona – and the Super Final in Budapest… Only focused on the team events, and served as alternate to the duet.
2018: First year as senior soloist… Swam in the duet with Anastasiya Savchuk all season… European gold medalist in combo, five-time European silver medalist (tech solo, tech duet, free duet, tech team, free team) and European bronze medalist in free solo… Competed in four world series meets – French Open, Budapest Open, Canadian Open and Synchro American Open… Named FINA’s Best Female Artistic Swimmer.
2017: Paired with Voloshyna for the duet as a first-year senior…Earned bronze in the technical duet, free duet and free team, and silver in the free combination at the 2017 World Championships… Won gold in team in three out of four meets part of the FINA World Series, and gold all around in free combination and highlight.