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Vova Galchenko
Vova Galchenko.jpg
2011 WJF Overall Champion

Websites

www.galchenko.com
YouTube: VovaGalchenko

Highest numbers juggled

9 balls qualified
8 rings qualified
7 clubs solid
12 club passing qualified (in competition)

 Vladimir Galchenko[1] (born September 15, 1987),[2] known as Vova,[1] is a juggler originally from Penza, Russia.[2]

Vova and his sister Olga moved to the United States in 2003, where they received training from Jason Garfield.[3] The Galchenkos went on to break four world records in club passing[4][5] and win seven IJA and WJF club passing competitions.[6][7]

Vova won the IJA Individuals Stage Competition in 2008,[8] and the WJF Overall Championship in 2011.[9] He was on Luke Burrage's Top 40 Most Popular Jugglers chart every year from 2003 to 2013.[10] He ranked 2nd on the list in 2006.[11]

World records[]

Records with publicly available video evidence:

  • 5 clubs on a unicycle: 102 catches in 2003 (video)
  • 6 clubs on a unicycle: 12 catches in 2003 (video)
  • Most 5 club 5 up 360s in 1 minute: 31 in 2008 (video)
  • Most connected 5 club 5 up 360s: 9 in 2008 (video)
  • Most connected 6 ring 4 up 360s: 2 in 2007 (video)

Records set in WJF competition:[7]

  • Most 3 club 3 up 360s in 1 minute: 42 (at WJF 7)
  • Most 3 club 3 up 720s in 1 minute: 17 (at WJF 2)

Former club passing world records by Vova and Olga Galchenko:[4][5]

  • 9 clubs: 676 passes caught
  • 10 clubs: 378 passes caught
  • 11 clubs: 152 passes caught
  • 12 clubs: 54 passes caught

Competitions[]

Vova won the following IJA and WJF competitions.[6][7]

IJA 2003:

IJA 2004:

WJF 2004:

  • Advanced Clubs
  • 5 Club Freestyle[12]
  • 3 Club 360s
  • 5 Club 360s

IJA 2005:

WJF 2005:

  • Advanced Clubs
  • Club Endurance
  • 3 Club 360s
  • 5 Club 360s
Challenge Competitions:[13]
  • 5 Club Low 360s
  • 3 Club Low 720s

WJF 2006:

  • 5 Ball Freestyle
  • 7 Ball Freestyle
  • 3 Club Freestyle
  • 5 Club Freestyle
  • Club Endurance (second person ever to juggle 7 clubs for over 100 catches in competition)
  • 5 Ball 360s (tied with Thomas Dietz)
  • 3 Club 360s
  • 5 Club 360s
Challenge Competitions:[14]
  • 5 Club Low 360s
  • 3 Club Low 720s
  • 7 Ball Isolated Endurance
  • 7 Club Isolated Endurance

IJA 2007:

  • Numbers: Solo Clubs
  • Numbers: Club Passing with Peter Kaseman
  • Numbers: 3-Person Club Passing with Tsushi & Takashi Kikyo

WJF 2007:

  • Advanced Clubs
  • 5 Ball Freestyle
  • 3 Club Freestyle
  • 5 Club Freestyle
  • Club Endurance[15]
  • 7 Club Isolated Endurance
  • 5 Club Backcross Isolated Endurance
  • 3 Club 360s
  • 5 Club 360s

IJA 2008:

  • Stage: Individuals

WJF 2008:

  • Advanced Clubs
  • 6 Club Freestyle
  • 7 Club Freestyle
  • Ring Endurance (tied with Thomas Dietz)
  • Club Endurance
  • 7 Club Isolated Endurance
  • 5 Club Backcross Isolated Endurance
  • 5 Ball 360s (tied with Thomas Dietz)
  • 3 Club 360s
  • 5 Club 360s[16]
  • Triathlon

WJF WinterBlitz 2009:[17]

  • Advanced Balls
  • Advanced Rings
  • 3 Club Freestyle
  • 4 Club Freestyle
  • 6 Club Freestyle
  • 7 Club Freestyle

WJF 2011:

  • 3 Club Freestyle
  • 5 Club Freestyle
  • 6 Club Freestyle
  • 7 Club Freestyle
  • Club Endurance
  • 7 Club Isolated Endurance
  • 3 Club 360s
  • 5 Club 360s
  • Overall Championship

References[]

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