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Bubka,
50, is an Olympic gold medalist and six-time world champion, has a Hero of
Ukraine accolade, and was twice named Athlete of the Year by Track & Field
News.

He was also the first in the world to vault higher than 6
meters.

Today he is the president of Ukraine’s Olympic Committee.

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