The sports world is still shocked by the war between Russia and Ukraine. Many Ukrainian athletes have chosen to fight in their country instead of fleeing to a safe area. This demonstrates a total commitment to the sovereignty of their country. Among some of the athletes who have joined the Ukrainian army we can highlight:

  1. Dmytro Pidruchnyi (Biathlon): A former biathlon champion, Dmytro joined the Ukrainian National Guard after returning from the Winter Olympics.
  2. Wladimir Klitschko (boxing): This athlete retired from boxing in 2016, but joined the Ukrainian army. Wladimir won a gold medal in 1996 for Ukraine.
  3. Sergej Stachowski (Tennis): he is most famous for beating Roger Federer in the second round of Wimbledon in 2013 when he was ranked 116th. He joins the army at the age of 36.
  4. Oleh Luzhnyi (Football): This sportsman won the Premier League and FA Cup with Arsenal in the early 2000s. He joins the Ukrainian army at the age of 53.