Anna Chicherova

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Anna Chicherova
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Anna Chicherova at the 2013 World Championships
Personal information
Born (1982-07-22) July 22, 1982 (age 32)
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)[1]
Sport
Country  Russia
Club CSKA Moscow
Now coaching by Yevgeniy Zagorulko
Achievements and titles
World finals 1st (Daegu 2011)
Olympic finals 3rd (Beijing 2008),
1st (London 2012)

Anna Vladimirovna Chicherova (Russian: Анна Владимировна Чичерова; born 22 July 1982 in Yerevan, USSR) is a Russian high jumper. She was the gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and won a bronze medal in the event at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She was also runner-up at the World Championships in 2007 and 2009, and bronze medalist in 2013.

Biography[edit]

Born in Yerevan, her family settled in Belaya Kalitva, Russia at the end of Soviet Union. She has announced that she will retire after the World Championships in Moscow, after 14 years at the top. After her second world silver in 2009, Chicherova already announced her retirement, but after giving birth in 2010, she made her come back in 2011.

In 1999, she won her first major title when she was only 16, with the world youth championships in Bydgoszcz. Chicherova was among the world leading high jumpers for several years until she missed the 2010 season due to pregnancy. After returning in 2011 she established herself as the world leading female high jumper displacing Blanka Vlašić. Her personal best jump and the Russian national record is 2.07 metres, achieved on her 29th birthday at the Russian track and field championships of 2011. Her best indoors was achieved at the Hochsprung mit Musik meeting 2012 in Arnstadt with 2.06 m. She thereby improved her Russian indoor national record by two centimeters. Chicherova is among the top ten high jumpers of all time both indoor and outdoor.[2][3]

Chicherova is currently in the Russian Army Athletics Club based in Moscow, where she is coached by Yevgeni Zagorulko. She is married to Gennadiy Chernovol. She was absent for the 2010 season due to pregnancy and had her first child, Nika, in September that year.[4]

With her victories in Daegu and London, Chicherova became only the third female high jumper in history (after Stefka Kostadinova & Heike Henkel) to win at both the Olympic Games and the World Championships.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st 1.89
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 4th 1.85
2001 European Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 2nd 1.90
Universiade Beijing, China 8th 1.85
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 3rd 1.99 (xo)
World Championships Paris, France 6th 1.95
Military World Games Catania, Italy 1st 1.89
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 2.00 (xo)
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 6th 1.96
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 7th 1.92
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 1st 2.01 (xxo)
Universiade Izmir, Turkey 1st 1.90 (xo)
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 1.96 (xxo)
World Athletics Final Monaco, Monaco 7th 1.89
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 7th 1.95 (xo)
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 6th 1.90
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 6th 1.92 (xo)
World Championships Osaka, Japan 2nd 2.03 (xo)
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 3rd 1.97
Military World Games Hyderabad, India 2nd 1.96
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 3rd 2.03 (o)
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 2nd 1.99
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 2nd 2.02 (o)
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 2nd 2.00
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 1st 2.03 (o)
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 2nd 1.95 (o)
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 1st 2.05 (xo)
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 3rd 1.97 (o)

Personal Bests[edit]

Type Event Best Location Date Notes
Outdoor High Jump 2.07 m Cheboksary, Russia 22 July 2011 3rd of all time
Indoor High Jump 2.06 m Arnstadt, Germany 4 February 2012 3rd of all time
  • 6 Times Russian National High Jump Champion – 2004, 07, 08, 09, 11, 12

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
United States Chaunté Lowe
Croatia Blanka Vlašić
Women's High Jump Best Year Performance
2011–2012
Succeeded by
[to be determined][dated info]