Elena Ivashchenko

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Elena Ivashchenko
Medal record
Women's judo
World Championships
Bronze 2007 Rio de Janeiro Open
Silver 2008 Levallois-Perret Open
Bronze 2011 Paris +78 kg
European Championships
Bronze 2006 Novi Sad Open
Gold 2007 Warsaw Open
Gold 2009 Tbilisi +78 kg
Gold 2011 Istanbul +78 kg
Gold 2012 Chelyabinsk +78 kg

Elena Ivashchenko (28 December 1984 – 15 June 2013) was a Russian judoka.[1]

Biography[edit]

Ivashchenko was born in Omsk, Russia on 28 December 1984.[2][3]

She won a silver medal (2008) and two bronze medals (2007, 2011) at the World Judo Championships (and World Open Judo Championships). She also had four gold medals (2007, 2009, 2011, 2012)[4] and one bronze medal (2006) at the European Judo Championships.[5] She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the +78 kg event and lost in the repechage to Iryna Kindzerska.[6]

She committed suicide in Tyumen, Russia, at the age of 28 on 15 June 2013.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports reference profile
  2. ^ "Russian Judo Star Elena Ivashchenko Passed Away". European Judo Union. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Elena Ivashchenko". BBC. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Judo champ takes life over Olympics". Fox News (Moscow). AP. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Competition results archive from the European Judo Union
  6. ^ London 2012 profile
  7. ^ Russian Judo Star Committed Suicide - Investigators; The Voice of Russia

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