National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus
Uladzislau Hancharou

Sport: Trampoline Gymnastics

Born: 2 December 1995

Birthplace: Vitebsk, Belarus

Honors:

Master of Sport of International Class of Belarus

Honorary citizen of Vitebsk

Career highlights:

Сhampion of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, 2016

Silver (Synchro), FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Daytona Beach, USA, 2014

Bronze (Individual Trampoline), FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Daytona Beach, USA, 2014

Silver (Synchro), FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Odense, Denmark, 2015

Silver (Individual Trampoline), FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Odense, Denmark, 2015

Bronze (Trampoline Team), FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Odense, Denmark, 2015

Gold (Individual Trampoline), FIG Trampoline European Championships in Guimaraes, Portugal, 2014

Bronze (Trampoline Team), FIG Trampoline European Championships in Guimaraes, Portugal, 2014

Gold (Synchro), FIG Trampoline European Championships in Valladolid, Spain, 2016

Gold (Individual Trampoline), FIG Trampoline European Championships in Valladolid, Spain, 2016

Silver (Trampoline Team), FIG Trampoline European Championships in Valladolid, Spain, 2016

Silver (Individual Trampoline), European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, 2015

Silver (Synchro), European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, 2015

Biography:

Uladzislau Hancharou was born in Vitebsk on 2 December 1995. At the age of six, he started practicing gymnastics, but after three months of training, he was expelled as his first coaches claimed he had no athletic ability and talent. Trampoline coach Olga Vlasova from Sports School No.2 did not agree with this opinion. In her view, the boy had the necessary abilities to master trampoline gymnastics and she saw that he was eager to train hard. Olga Vlasova did not only become his first coach, but also helped him win the Olympic gold, as Hancharou often says in interviews.

Six years after he started his trampoline gymnastics career, Uladzislau Hancharou won his first award. At the 2013 FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships the athlete landed 8th in the Individual Trampoline event and 6th in the Synchro event.

He claimed his first gold medal in 2014 at the FIG Trampoline European Championships in Guimaraes. He won gold in the Individual Trampoline event and bronze in the Trampoline Team event. In the same year he was second in the Synchro and third in the Individual Trampoline at the 2014 FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Daytona Beach. 

In the final of the 2015 European Games in Baku, the Belarusian lost to Russia’s Dmitry Ushakov by a narrow margin in the Individual Trampoline and in the Synchro. 

In the same year Uladzislau Hancharou clinched silver in the Individual Trampoline and the Synchro event and bronze in the Trampoline Team at the 2015 FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Odense, Denmark.

In the pre-Olympic season, Uladzislau Hancharou won a gold medal at the 2016 FIG Trampoline European Championships in Valladolid. However, the Olympic Games were the most important sports competition for the athlete and his coach in 2016. According to Uladzislau Hancharou, he did not expect to win a gold medal, hoping for a silver or bronze. However, his coach Olga Vlasova never doubted his excellence. The athlete perfectly performed his routine and triumphed at his first Olympic Games. Uladzislau Hancharou's gold medal became the first trampoline Olympic medal in the history of Belarus.

In July 2018, the athlete bounced to first to capture the Individual event title at the 2017-2018 FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Cup Series in Arosa, Switzerland.

In 2019, Uladzislau Hancharou left all the rivals behind to win gold in the Individual event at the 2nd European Games scoring 60.045 points.

After the end of the 2nd European Games, the athlete continued to train and prepare for new competitions.


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