Yelizaveta Yermolayeva

Yelizaveta Aleksandrovna Yermolayeva (Russian: Елизавета Александровна Ермолаева; born 2 April 1930) is a former Soviet middle-distance runner.

Yelizaveta Yermolayeva
Medal record
Women’s athletics
Representing  Soviet Union
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1958 Stockholm 800 metres
World University Games
Gold medal – first place 1957 Paris 800 metres

Yermolayeva won the 800 metres at the 1957 World University Games in Paris, her first international success.[1] She also won at the 1958 European Championships in Stockholm, beating Great Britain's Diane Leather in the championship record time of 2:06.3;[1][2][3] Czechoslovakian sports statistician Jan Popper ranked her the world's best at the distance that year.[4] Yermolayeva was one of the favorites for the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, but was unable to compete due to injuries.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Звездные старты Елизаветы Ермолаевой (in Russian). Narodnaya Gazeta. 10 March 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  2. ^ "EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (WOMEN)". Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  3. ^ Yelizaveta Yermolayeva at Tilastopaja (registration required)
  4. ^ "World Rankings — Women's 800" (PDF). Track & Field News. Retrieved 2 April 2014.