Alena Tiron

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Alena Dimitrievna Tiron (Russian: Алёна Димитриевна Тирон), née Alena Bogacheva (Russian: Алёна Богачёва); born 8 December 1993) is a Russian female rugby union and rugby sevens player which represents Russia in World Rugby Women's Sevens Series and Rugby Europe Women's Sevens.[1]

Alena Tiron
Birth nameAlena Dimitrievna Bogacheva
Date of birth (1993-12-08) 8 December 1993 (age 27)
Place of birthNovosibirsk, Russia
Height171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb; 11 st 11 lb)
UniversitySiberian Federal University
SpouseIlya Tiron
Rugby union career
Position(s) back (fly-half / scrum-half)
Current team CSKA Moscow
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013—2019 Yenisey-STM Krasnoyarsk ()
2020— CSKA Moscow ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016 Russia
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2013— Russia sevens


Rugby player careerEdit

Alena came to rugby from track and field while having silver and bronze medals of 2012 Russia Championship in relay (400+300+200+100 and 800+400+200+100 respectively).[2] She declined the invitation to rugby union from Yenisey-STM manager in 2011, but two years later, in March 2013 after graduating from sports school she moved to Krasnoyarsk and began training. On 1 May 2013 she became the player of Yenisey-STM after offer from a coach Maxim Zaltsman.[3] She graduated from Siberian Federal University and won silver medal of III Russian Summer Youth Spartakiade.[4]

She made her debut in Russia sevens national team in the end of 2013 before 2013 Dubai Women's Sevens, but did not take part in the competition due to heel injury. In January 2014 she joined the training and became the main squad player. Her debut was on the very next World Rugby Women's Sevens tournament.[3] She is a five-time European Grand Prix winner: in 2014 she played all matches without substitutions and won her first gold medal.[3] Due to serious injury she withdrawn from 2016 Rugby World Women's Sevens Olympic Repechage Tournament, where Russia has lost the final place at the Olympic tournament to Spain women's national rugby sevens team.

In 2017 Alena was nominated for the DHL Impact Player award.[5] At the end of 2017–18 season she had 84 caps and 366 points (including 70 tries)[6] and after 2018–19 season she reached 120 caps and 451 points (87 tries and 8 conversions).


Personal lifeEdit

Alena's mother has a degree in Mathematics.[10]

Alena was married to Alexey Mikhaltsov, a Russian rugby player. On 12 October 2019, Alena married Ilya Tiron, RC Moscow Torpedo and Russia national team video analyst player. Alena's bright appearance (hairstyle and pigtails) is well known in rugby world.[11][5]


  1. ^ RWC Sevens 2018: Women’s team profiles
  2. ^ О назначении ежемесячных денежных выплат спортсменам
  3. ^ a b c Алена Михальцова: «Когда я стала играть в регби, мама начала писать стихи»(in Russian)
  4. ^ Студенты СФУ – призеры III летней спартакиады молодежи России по регби (in Russian)
  5. ^ a b Алена Михальцова: самые красивые регбистки в мире играют за сборную России(in Russian)
  6. ^ 7 красивых причин смотреть женский Кубок мира по регби-7(in Russian)
  7. ^ "Mikhaltsova wins DHL Impact Player in Dubai". World Rugby. 4 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Mikhaltsova named DHL Impact Player in Kitakyushu". World Rugby. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  9. ^ Михальцова стала самым полезным игроком Мировой серии по регби-7(in Russian)
  10. ^ Алёна Михальцова: «В регби надо выживать» (in Russian)
  11. ^ Красота спасет мир: топ-3 самых необычных причесок регбисток казанского этапа чемпионата Европы(in Russian)