Elena Dolgopolova

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Elena Dolgopolova
— Gymnast  —
Full name Elena Vladimirovna Dolgopolova
Alternative name(s) Yelena
Country represented Russia
Born (1980-01-23) January 23, 1980 (age 34)
Hometown Volzhsky, Volgograd Oblast
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Level Senior International Elite
Club Army Club
Head coach(es) T. Khoklova

Elena Vladimirovna Dolgopolova (Russian: Елена Владимировна Долгополова, born January 23, 1980) is a Russian gymnast, who competed in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, and won a silver medal with her team. She was also in the running for the 2000 team, but was left out due to injury.[1] A specialist on vaults, she posted the 1996 team's highest score on this apparatus. Her teammates in 1996 included Svetlana Khorkina, Rozalia Galiyeva, and Dina Kotchetkova.

Career[edit]

At the 1993 Junior European Championships, Dolgopolova finished thirteenth in the all-around and fifth on beam.[2]

At the 1995 American Cup she finished sixth in the all-around.[2] Dolgopolova competed at the 1995 World Championships. She finished fourth with her team.[3]

Dolgopolova was selected for the 1996 Russian Olympic Team. After the compulsories, Russia was in first place. However, they were knocked into second by the United States after optionals.[4]

At the 1997 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Dolgopolova won a silver medal with her team. She also finished seventh on vault with a score of 9.331.[5]

She competed at the 1998 European Championships. During qualification she scored 8.643 on vault and 9.187 on floor.[6] The Russian team finished second behind Romania.[7] At the 1998 Goodwill Games she won a silver medal on vault.

Competitive history[edit]

Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
1995 World Championships 4th
1996 Olympic Games 2nd
1997 World Championships 2nd 7th
1998 European Championships 2nd 4th
Goodwill Games 2nd
Year Competition Description Location Apparatus Rank-Final Score-Final Rank-Qualifying Score-Qualifying
1998 European Championships Saint Petersburg Team 2 112.720
Vault 57 8.643
Floor Exercise 22 9.187
1997 World Championships Lausanne Team 2 153.197 1 153.401
Vault 7 9.331 5 9.687
Uneven Bars 20 9.262
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta Team 2 388.404
Vault 14 19.387
Uneven Bars 54 18.874
Floor Exercise 14 19.425
1995 World Championships Sabae Team 4 384.689
Vault 32 18.775
Uneven Bars 23 19.187
Floor Exercise 48 18.874

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elena Dolgopolova". Gymbox. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Elena Dolgopolova (RUS)". Gymn Forum. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "1995 World Championships Women's Team". Gymnastics Results. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Van Deusen, Amy. "1996 Olympic Gymnastics Results (Women's Artistic Gymnastics)". About Gymnastics. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "1997 World Championships Women's Results". Gymnastics Results. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "1998 European Championships Artistic Gymnastics Women Qualification". Gymnastics Results. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "1998 European Championships Artistic Gymnastics Women Finals". Gymnastics Results. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 

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