Ukrainian shot putter whose 2004 Olympic gold medal was taken away from him due to an anti-doping case in 2012.
He won gold at the 1992 World Junior Championships.
He won a total of four gold medals between the World Indoor Championships, European Athletic Championships and the Summer Universiade.
He was raised as an only child in Sumy Oblast, Ukraine.
He competed in the 2004 Olympics where swimmer Michael Phelps won six gold medals.