Liashenko at the 2004 World Championships
September 8, 1976 |
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Former coach||Marina Amirkhanova|
|Skating club||Dinamo Kiev|
|ISU personal best scores|
2004 Grand Prix Final
2004 Grand Prix Final
2003 NHK Trophy
Elena Liashenko (Ukrainian: Олена Анатоліївна Ляшенко Olena Anatoliyivna Liashenko; Russian: Елена Анатольевна Ляшенко; born August 9, 1976 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR) is a Ukrainian figure skater. She is a three-time European medalist (silver in 2004, bronze in 1995 and 2005) and won nine medals on the Grand Prix series, including three golds (1998 Skate Canada International, 2003 Cup of Russia, and 2003 Cup of China). She competed at four Olympics.
Liashenko started skating at the age of four-and-a-half. She is a three-time European medalist, had earned multiple National Champion titles, and is a four-time Olympian. She finished in the Top 10 at the World Championships nine times. Her highest finish was sixth, in 1994 and 2002. She retired after the 2005/2006 season due to recurring injury. Her injuries became a problem after the national championships. She withdrew from the 2006 European Championships, but managed to compete at the Olympics. She retired afterwards.
Personal life 
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
Competitive highlights 
|Grand Prix Final||6th||5th||5th||4th|
|GP Cup of China||1st||4th|
|GP Cup of Russia||6th||6th||1st|
|GP Nations Cup/
|GP NHK Trophy||8th||4th||4th||3rd||2nd||6th||3rd|
|GP Skate America||7th||3rd||6th|
|GP Skate Canada||8th||9th||1st|
|GP = Became part of Champions Series in 1995–1996, Grand Prix from 1998–1999|
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