Anna Ryzhykova is number 22 all time and the 22nd woman to break 53.00 s in the 400h. She is another athlete from my hometown of Dnipro. I remember her as Anna Yaroshchuk. She is 31 years old and married now. Being solidly 5th best is a tough place but she has a shot at bronze in the Olympics. Tsentral’nyi district has World Record holder Inessa Kravets in the Triple Jump(15.50m) retired plus current World number one in the High Jump Yaroslava Manuchikh as well as Anna Ryzhykova. Male athletes have so many minor pro leagues in Soccer/Basketball/Volleyball/Handball to chose from in Western Europe where they can earn around 50k to 100k for five months work with all expenses paid. They have no reason to try to become the best in Athletics and make no money. PPP is 4.2 in Dnipro compared to LA/NYC so a young decent athlete has net money going as far as 220k to 400k in those cesspools plus lives in a homogeneous environment with far more beautiful Women than any American big city. Sadly Male Athletics is dying out while Female Athletics is still going strong.