Avanhard (sports society)

Avanhard (sports society) (Ukrainian: Авангард (спортивне товариство)) was a trade unions sports society of the Ukrainian SSR. Created in 1957, it was uniting workers of industry and construction from 14 other sport societies such as "Torpedo", "Shakhtar", "Khimik", "Chervona Zirka", "Chervonyi Prapor", "Budivelnyk", and others.

Brief descriptionEdit

On January 1, 1977, it accounted for 3,199 primary collectives with over two millions of sportsmen.

The society was cultivating 49 types of sports. It was composed of such famous sports clubs as Metalurh Zaporizhia, Zorya Luhansk, Stal Dnipropetrovsk, Sudobudivnyk Mykolaiv, Budivelnyk Kyiv, and others.

In 1982 the society merged with its Russian counterpart "Trud".

In 1991 the society was recognized as a parent organization of the newly established sports society "Ukraina".

Olympic laureatesEdit

1952 Summer Olympics (as Budivelnyk)Edit

AthleteGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Mariya Horokhovska  2406
Nina Bocharova  2204
Yakiv Punkin  1001
Totals (3 athletes)56011

1956 Summer OlympicsEdit

AthleteGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Polina Astakhova  1012
Ihor Rybak  1001
Totals (2 athletes)2013

1960 Summer OlympicsEdit

AthleteGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Polina Astakhova  2114
Lyudmila Shevtsova  1001
Totals (2 athletes)3115

1964 Summer OlympicsEdit

AthleteGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Polina Astakhova  2114
Totals (1 athletes)2114

1968 Summer OlympicsEdit

AthleteGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Anatoli Polyvoda  0011
Serhiy Kovalenko  0011
Totals (2 athletes)0022

1972 Summer OlympicsEdit

AthleteGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Anatoli Polyvoda  1001
Serhiy Kovalenko  1001
Totals (2 athletes)2002

1972 Winter OlympicsEdit

AthleteGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Ivan Biakov  1001
Totals (1 athletes)1001

1976 Winter OlympicsEdit

AthleteGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Ivan Biakov  1001
Totals (1 athletes)1001

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