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Poļina Jeļizarova (born 1 May 1989) is a Latvian runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase. She was born in Liepāja, Latvia.[1]

Poļina Jeļizarova
2012 Olympic steeplechase start-Diro, Jelizarova, Dominguez.JPG
Jeļizarova (centre) at the start of the 2012 Olympic steeplechase final
Personal information
Born (1989-05-01) 1 May 1989 (age 29)
Liepāja, Latvia
Height1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight47 kg (104 lb)
SportTrack and field
Event(s)3000 m steeplechase, 3000 m
Coached byViktors Lācis

She won the gold medal at the 2005 European Junior Championships,[2] finished fourth at the 2006 World Junior Championships, sixth at the 2008 World Junior Championships,[2] seventh at the 2009 European U23 Championships, eleventh at the 2009 Summer Universiade, ninth at the 2011 European U23 Championships, sixth at the 2012 European Championships,[citation needed] thirteenth at the 2012 Summer Olympics[2] and eighth (in the 3000 metres) at the 2013 European Indoor Championships. She reached the final, but did not finish, at the 2014 European Championships.

She is the current Latvian record holder in 3000 m steeplechase event with 9:27.21 minutes. Jeļizarova was named 2005 Rising Star of the Year in Latvia.


  1. ^ "Jeļizarova šokē, labojot Latvijas rekordu par 18 sekundēm" (in Latvian). Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Poļina Jeļizarova at IAAF
Preceded by
Latvian Rising Sportspersonality of the Year
Succeeded by
Ernests Gulbis