Dmytro Kirpulyanskyy

Dmytro Kostiantynovych Kirpulyanskyy (Ukrainian: Дмитро Костянтинович Кірпулянський; born June 2, 1985 in Makiivka) is a two-time Olympic modern pentathlete from Ukraine.[1][2] He also won an individual bronze medal at the 2009 World Modern Pentathlon Championships in London, England.

Dmytro Kirpulyanskyy
Personal information
Nationality Ukraine
Born (1985-06-02) 2 June 1985 (age 37)
Makiivka, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
SportModern pentathlon
ClubDynamo Donetsk (UKR)
Coached byKonstantin Kirpulyanskyy
Medal record
Men's modern pentathlon
Representing  Ukraine
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2009 London Individual
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 2008 Budapest Team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Medway Individual


Kirpulyanskyy achieved his best results and performed consistently for the men's event at the Olympics, when he finished ninth in 2008. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, however, he slapped his horse Wonderboy after the horse almost threw him, and then fell off him during the horse-riding segment.[3] Following his sudden fall and unsuccessful attempt to finish the riding course, Kirpulyanskyy dropped to thirty-fifth place in the overall standings.

Kirpulyanskyy works as a doctor with a degree in medicine at the Donetsk National Medical University. He is a member of Dynamo Donetsk, currently coached by his Konstantin.


  1. ^ "Dmytro Kirpulyanskyy". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Archived from the original on 2012-10-30. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Dmytro Kirpulyanskyy". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  3. ^ "A leaner, meaner modern pentathlon". Los Angeles Times. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012.

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