Yelena Yelesina

Yelena Borisovna Yelesina (Russian: Елена Борисовна Елесина; born April 4, 1970) is a Russian female high jumper. She won the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics with 2,01m, one centimetre behind her personal best jump. She also won several other medals outside her Olympic gold.

International competitionsEdit

All results regarding high jump.

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Soviet Union
1987 European Junior Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 3rd 1.84 m
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 2nd 1.96 m
1989 European Junior Championships Varaždin, Yugoslavia 1st 1.95 m
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 1st 2.02 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 3rd 1.96 m
1991 Universiade Sheffield, United Kingdom 4th 1.90 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 2nd 1.98 m
Representing   Unified Team
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 3rd 1.94 m
Representing   Russia
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 3rd 1.94 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 2nd 1.99 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 1st 2.01 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 13th (q) 1.88 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 2nd 1.99 m

See alsoEdit


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Women's High Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by