Alina Fodorova in the pentathlon high jump at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot (Getty Images) © Copyright
General News Kiev, Ukraine

Fourteen named on Ukrainian team for Portland

Ukraine will send 14 athletes to the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 on March 17-20.

Two of the three athletes who earned medals in Sopot in 2014 are back on the team. High jumper Andriy Protsenko and pentathlete Alina Fodorova will be aiming to improve upon their bronze medals from two years ago.

Fodorova is joined in the pentathlon by current world leader Anastasiya Mokhnyuk. Oleksiy Kasyanov, the 2012 world indoor silver medallist, has been invited to compete in the heptathlon.

Ukrainian team for Portland

MEN
60m hurdles: Serhiy Kopanayko, Artem Shamatryn
High jump: Andriy Protsenko
Heptathlon: Oleksiy Kasyanov

WOMEN
60m: Olesya Povh
800m: Nataliia Lupu, Anastasiya Tkachuk
60m hurdles: Anna Plotitsyna
4x400m: Olga Bibik, Anastasiia Bryzhina, Dzhois Koba, Anastasiia Lebid
Pentathlon: Alina Fodorova, Anastasiya Mokhnyuk