Kateryna Zubkova

Kateryna Mikhailivna Zubkova (Ukrainian: Катери́на Миха́йлівна Зубко́ва) (born July 14, 1988 in Kharkiv) is a Ukrainian swimmer.

Kateryna Zubkova
Personal information
Full nameКатерина Михайлівна Зубкова
Born (1988-07-14) July 14, 1988
Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast
Height5'7" (170 cm)
Weight121 lb (55 kg)


She has won national titles for Ukraine eight times, and is a former European breaststroke champion. She has competed at numerous international meets, including the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2004 and 2006 European Short Course Swimming Championships, and the 2007 World Aquatics Championships.

During the 2007 World Aquatics Championships in Melbourne, she briefly made national headlines after the event's broadcaster filmed a violent altercation between her and Mikhail Zubkov, her father and coach. As a result of the incident, FINA withdrew Mikhail's coaching accreditation, and Victoria Police obtained an intervention order barring him from going within 200 metres of his daughter, although the order was later struck out in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court.[1][2]

Most recently, joined the Indiana University swim team to continue her training and education.


  1. "Coach kept from daughter". Retrieved March 29, 2007.
  2. "Intervention order dropped against swim coach". Retrieved March 29, 2007.
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