Oleg Proshak

Further Personal Information
Residence
Dnipro, UKR
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 15.
Club / Team
Dragon CF [UKR] / Dynamo [UKR]:
Name of coach
Igor Matsyokha [personal], UKR; Yury Bezugly [personal], UKR
International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Ukraine
General Interest
Awards and honours
He was named the 2014 Ukrainian Weightlifter of the Year. (zorya.org.ua, 05 May 2015)

He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (uwf.net.ua, 16 Sep 2018)
Famous relatives
His father Ivan and his brother Evgeny competed in weightlifting at an elite level. (zorya.org.ua, 05 May 2015)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Olympic Games. (zorya.org.ua, 05 May 2015)
Other information
SANCTION
He received a five-month suspension in 2015 shortly after he won gold at the 2015 European Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia. The International Weightlifting Federation [IWF] reported that he had tested positive for the anabolic agent dehydrochloromethyltestosterone. He was stripped of his gold medal, and suspended for five months until 13 October 2015. (iwf.net, 18 May 2015; worldsport.ge, 13 Aug 2015)

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