Yelena Vyalbe

Yelena Valeryevna Vyalbe (Russian: Елена Валерьевна Вяльбе, née Trubitsyna; born 20 April 1968) is a Russian former cross-country skier. She has been president of the Russian Cross-Country Ski Association since 2010, and manager of the Russian National cross-country team since 2012.

Yelena Vyalbe
Elena Vaelbe by Ivan Isaev from Russian Ski Magazine (crop).jpg
Yelena Vyalbe in 2004
Country Russia
Full nameYelena Valeryevna Vyalbe
Born (1968-04-20) 20 April 1968 (age 52)
Magadan, Soviet Union
Ski clubCSKA Moscow
World Cup career
Seasons1987, 19891998
Individual wins45
Team wins24
Indiv. podiums81
Team podiums32
Indiv. starts117
Team starts33
Overall titles5 – (1989, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997)
Discipline titles1 – (1 LD: 1997)

At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, Vyalbe won a record-high fourteen gold (1989: 10 km freestyle, 30 km; 1991: 10 km, 15 km, 4 ×5 km relay; 1993: 15 km, 4 × 5 km relay; 1995: 30 km, 4 x 5 km relay), and three silver medals (1989: 4 × 5 km relay, 1991: 30 km, 1995: 15 km), including all five golds at the 1997 championships in Trondheim (5 km, 5 km + 10 km combined pursuit, 15 km, 30 km, and 4 × 5 km relay).[1] She also won three gold (all in relays) and four bronze medals in various Winter Olympic Games as well as the FIS Cross-Country World Cup five times (1989, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997)[2] (she also finished second in 1990, 1993, 1996, and third in 1994). Vyalbe also won the 5 km (1991) and 15 km (1992) competitions at the Holmenkollen ski festival. She received the Holmenkollen medal in 1992.

In 2010, Vyalbe was elected as President of the Russian Cross-Country Ski Association.[3] – FIS 29 June 2010 article accessed 30 June 2010. Late in 2012 she got the position of manager for the Russian cross-country team towards the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. She was also manager for the Russian team during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.[4]

Formerly she was married to Estonian cross-country skier Urmas Välbe. Together they had one child, Franz. She then married Maxim and gave birth to Polina and Varvara. She now lives in Moscow Oblast.[5]

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[6]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 7 medals – (3 gold, 4 bronze)
 Year   Age   5 km   15 km  Pursuit   30 km  4 × 5 km 
 relay 
1992 23 Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Gold
1994 25 6 6 Gold
1998 29 17 5 Gold

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 17 medals – (14 gold, 3 silver)
 Year   Age   5 km  10 km
 classical 
 10 km
 freestyle 
 15 km  Pursuit  30 km  4 × 5 km 
 relay 
1989 20 N/A 6 Gold N/A Gold Silver
1991 22 N/A Gold Gold Silver Gold
1993 24 4 N/A N/A Gold 6 19 Gold
1995 26 4 N/A N/A Silver 12 Gold Gold
1997 28 Gold N/A N/A Gold Gold Gold Gold

World CupEdit

Season standingsEdit

 Season   Age 
Overall Long Distance Sprint
1987 18 23 N/A N/A
1989 20   N/A N/A
1990 21   N/A N/A
1991 22   N/A N/A
1992 23   N/A N/A
1993 24   N/A N/A
1994 25   N/A N/A
1995 26   N/A N/A
1996 27   N/A N/A
1997 28      
1998 29 12 5 18

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 45 victories
  • 81 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  1988–89  10 December 1988   La Féclaz, France 5 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
2 14 December 1988   Campra, Switzerland 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
3 17 December 1988   Davos, Switzerland 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
4 7 January 1989   Kavgolovo, Soviet Union 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
5 19 February 1989   Lahti, Finland 10 km Individual F World Championships[1] 1st
6 25 February 1989   Lahti, Finland 30 km Individual F World Championships[1] 1st
7 11 March 1989   Falun, Sweden 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
8  1989–90  10 December 1989   Soldier Hollow, United States 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
9 18 February 1990   Pontresina, Switzerland 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
10 20 February 1990   Val di Fiemme, Italy 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
11 2 March 1990   Lahti, Finland 5 km Individual F World Cup 1st
12 7 March 1990   Sollefteå, Sweden 30 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
13  1990–91  8 December 1990   Tauplitzalm, Austria 10 km + 15 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 2nd
14 15 December 1990   Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
15 15 December 1990   Les Saisies, France 5 km + 10 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 1st
16 5 January 1991   Minsk, Soviet Union 30 km Individual C World Cup 1st
17 8 February 1991   Val di Fiemme, Italy 15 km Individual C World Championships[1] 1st
18 10 February 1991   Val di Fiemme, Italy 10 km Individual F World Championships[1] 1st
19 16 February 1991   Val di Fiemme, Italy 30 km Individual F World Championships[1] 2nd
20 2 March 1991   Lahti, Finland 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
21 9 March 1991   Falun, Sweden 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
22 16 March 1991   Oslo, Norway 5 km Individual F World Cup 1st
23 1991–92 7 December 1991   Silver Star, Canada 5 km Individual C World Cup 1st
24 8 December 1991   Silver Star, Canada 10 km Pursuit C World Cup 2nd
25 14 December 1991   Thunder Bay, Canada 5 km Individual F World Cup 1st
26 4 January 1992   Kavgolovo, Russia 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
27 9 February 1992   Albertville, France 15 km Individual C Olympic Games[1] 3rd
28 13 February 1992   Albertville, France 5 km Individual C Olympic Games[1] 3rd
29 15 February 1992   Albertville, France 10 km Pursuit F Olympic Games[1] 3rd
30 21 February 1992   Albertville, France 10 km Pursuit F Olympic Games[1] 3rd
31 14 March 1992   Vang, Norway 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
32  1992–93  12 December 1992   Ramsau, Austria 5 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
33 18 December 1992   Val di Fiemme, Italy 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
34 3 January 1993   Kavgolovo, Russia 30 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
35 9 January 1993   Ulrichen, Switzerland 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
36 16 January 1993   Cogne, Italy 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
37 19 February 1993   Falun, Sweden 15 km Individual C World Championships[1] 1st
38 10 March 1993   Lillehammer, Norway 10 km Pursuit F World Cup 3rd
39 19 March 1993   Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
40 1993–94 11 December 1993   Santa Caterina, Italy 5 km Individual C World Cup 1st
41 18 December 1993   Davos, Switzerland 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
42 21 December 1993   Toblach, Italy 15 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
43 8 January 1994   Kavgolovo, Russia 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
44 12 March 1994   Falun, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
45 1994–95 27 November 1994   Kiruna, Sweden 5 km Individual C World Cup 1st
46 14 December 1994   Tauplitzalm, Austria 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
47 17 December 1994   Sappada, Italy 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
48 20 December 1994   Sappada, Italy 5 km Individual F World Cup 1st
49 7 January 1995   Östersund, Sweden 30 km Individual F World Cup 1st
50 14 January 1995   Nové Město, Czech Republic 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
51 4 February 1995   Falun, Sweden 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
52 5 February 1995   Falun, Sweden 10 km Pursuit F World Cup 1st
53 10 March 1995   Thunder Bay, Canada 5 km Individual C World Championships[1] 2nd
54 18 March 1995   Thunder Bay, Canada 30 km Individual F World Championships[1] 1st
55 25 March 1995   Sapporo, Japan 15km Individual F World Cup 1st
56  1995–96  25 November 1995   Vuokatti, Finland 5 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
57 29 November 1995   Gällivare, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
58 9 December 1995   Davos, Switzerland 5 km Individual F World Cup 1st
59 10 December 1995   Davos, Switzerland 10 km Pursuit C World Cup 2nd
60 13 December 1995   Brusson, Italy 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
61 9 January 1996   Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia 30 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
62 13 January 1996   Nové Město, Czech Republic 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
63 2 February 1996   Seefeld, Austria 5 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
64 4 February 1996   Reit im Winkl, Germany 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
65 25 February 1996   Trondheim, Norway 10 km Pursuit F World Cup 2nd
66 10 March 1996   Falun, Sweden 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
67 1996–97 23 November 1996   Kiruna, Sweden 5 km Individual F World Cup 1st
68 7 December 1996   Davos, Switzerland 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
69 14 December 1996   Brusson, Italy 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
70 5 January 1997   Kavgolovo, Russia 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
71 11 January 1997   Hakuba, Japan 5 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
72 12 January 1997   Hakuba, Japan 10 km Pursuit F World Cup 3rd
73 18 January 1997   Lahti, Finland 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
74 21 February 1997   Trondheim, Norway 15 km Individual F World Championships[1] 1st
75 23 February 1997   Trondheim, Norway 5 km Individual C World Championships[1] 1st
76 24 February 1997   Trondheim, Norway 10 km Pursuit F World Championships[1] 1st
77 1 March 1997   Trondheim, Norway 30 km Individual C World Championships[1] 1st
78 8 March 1997   Falun, Sweden 5 km Individual F World Cup 1st
79 11 March 1997   Sunne, Sweden 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
80 15 March 1997   Oslo, Norway 30 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
81 1997–98 20 December 1997   Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st

Team podiumsEdit

  • 24 victories – (24 RL)
  • 32 podiums – (30 RL, 2 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1 1986–87 1 March 1987   Lahti, Finland 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Ordina / Lazutina / Reztsova
2  1988–89  23 February 1989   Lahti, Finland 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Championships[1] 2nd Shamshurina / Smetanina / Tikhonova
3 12 March 1989   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C World Cup 2nd Lazutina / Smetanina / Tikhonova
4 1989–90 11 March 1990   Örnsköldsvik, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Yegorova / Lazutina / Tikhonova
5 1990–91 15 February 1991   Val di Fiemme, Italy 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Championships[1] 1st Yegorova / Smetanina / Tikhonova
6 10 March 1991   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C World Cup 1st Nageykina / Yegorova / Tikhonova
7 15 March 1991   Oslo, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Nageykina / Smetanina / Tikhonova
8 1991–92 18 February 1992   Albertville, France 4 × 5 km Relay C/F Olympic Games[1] 1st Smetanina / Lazutina / Yegorova
9 8 March 1992   Funäsdalen, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C World Cup 2nd Lazutina / Nageykina / Yegorova
10 1992–93 26 February 1993   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Championships[1] 1st Lazutina / Gavrylyuk / Yegorova
11 1993–94 22 February 1994   Lillehammer, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay C/F Olympic Games[1] 1st Lazutina / Gavrylyuk / Yegorova
12 4 March 1994   Lahti, Finland 4 × 5 km Relay C World Cup 2nd Nageykina / Lazutina / Gavrylyuk
13 13 March 1994   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 1st Nageykina / Gavrylyuk / Lazutina
14 1994–95 15 January 1995   Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 km Relay C World Cup 1st Danilova / Gavrylyuk / Lazutina
15 29 January 1995   Lahti, Finland 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 1st Zavyalova / Gavrylyuk / Lazutina
16 7 February 1995   Hamar, Norway 4 × 3 km Relay F World Cup 1st Danilova / Gavrylyuk / Lazutina
17 12 February 1995   Oslo, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Danilova / Lazutina / Gavrylyuk
18 17 March 1995   Thunder Bay, Canada 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Championships[1] 1st Danilova / Lazutina / Gavrylyuk
19 26 March 1995   Sapporo, Japan 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Gavrylyuk / Lazutina / Martynova
20 1995–96 17 December 1995   Santa Caterina, Italy 4 × 5 km Relay C World Cup 1st Lazutina / Gavrylyuk / Yegorova
21 14 January 1996   Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 km Relay C World Cup 1st Nageykina / Lazutina / Gavrylyuk
22 2 February 1996   Seefeld, Austria 6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Zavyalova
23 10 March 1996   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Gavrylyuk / Lazutina / Yegorova
24 1996–97 24 November 1996   Kiruna, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C World Cup 1st Gavrylyuk / Lazutina / Yegorova
25 8 December 1996   Davos, Switzerland 4 × 5 km Relay C World Cup 2nd Gavrylyuk / Lazutina / Yegorova
26 15 December 1996   Brusson, Italy 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 1st Gavrylyuk / Danilova / Yegorova
27 19 January 1997   Lahti, Finland 8 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 2nd Gavrylyuk
28 28 February 1997   Trondheim, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Championships[1] 1st Danilova / Lazutina / Gavrylyuk
29 9 March 1997   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Danilova / Lazutina / Gavrylyuk
30 16 March 1997   Oslo, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 1st Danilova / Gavrylyuk / Nageykina
31 1997–98 7 December 1997   Santa Caterina, Italy 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 1st Chepalova / Lazutina / Danilova
32 14 December 1997   Val di Fiemme, Italy 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 1st Nageykina / Lazutina / Danilova

Note: 1 Until the 1999 World Championships and the 1994 Olympics, World Championship and Olympic races were included in the World Cup scoring system.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VM i Trondheim i 1997" (in Norwegian). Ski-VM 2011 AS. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
  2. ^ Mattias Karen (February 27, 2015). "La revanche des Norvégiennes" [Norwegian Revenge]. Le Devoir (in French). Associated Press. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "Presidential elections in Norway, Russia". Retrieved February 24, 2013 Archived October 21, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Eirik Borud, Ole Kristian Strøm (December 6, 2012). "Denne kvinnen er Russlands nye landslagssjef" [This woman is Russia's new coach]. Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved February 24, 2013.
  5. ^ Глава Федерации лыжных гонок России Елена Вяльбе, которой исполнилось 50 лет
  6. ^ "VAELBE TRUBITSINA Elena". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 23 December 2019.

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