Yelena Romanova

Yelena Nikolaevna Romanova (Russian: Елена Николаевна Романова; 20 March 1963 – 28 January 2007) was a Russian middle distance runner. She won an Olympic gold medal in 1992.[1]

Yelena Romanova
Yelena Romanova.jpg
Personal information
Born20 March 1963
Voronezh, Russia
Died28 January 2007 (aged 43)
Volgograd, Russia
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight51 kg (112 lb)
SportMiddle-distance running
ClubSA Volgograd

She was found dead of unknown causes at age 43 in her flat in Volgograd. At the time of her death she was employed as athletics coach at a local sports school and also worked with members of the Russian athletic team.[1][2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Soviet Union
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 5th 3000 m
1990 World Cross Country Championships Aix-les-Bains, France 3rd Long race
Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 2nd 3000 m 8:51.79
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 2nd 3000 m
1st 10,000 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 2nd 3000 m 8:36.06 PB
10,000 m DNF
Representing   Unified Team
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 1st 3000 m
Representing   Russia
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 6th 3000 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 6th 5000 m


  1. ^ a b Yelena Romanova.
  2. ^ Olympic champion in 1992 Barcelona games dies in Volgograd. (2007-01-29)

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
  Kathrin Weßel
Women's 5.000m Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
  Elana Meyer
Preceded by
  Elana Meyer
Women's 3.000m Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
  Wang Junxia
Preceded by
  Sonia O'Sullivan
Women's 5.000m Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
  Fernanda Ribeiro