Galina Chistyakova

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Galina Valentinovna Chistyakova (Russian: Галина Валентиновна Чистякова, Slovak: Galina Čisťaková; born 26 July 1962 in Izmail, Ukrainian SSR) is a retired athlete who represented the USSR and later Slovakia. She is the current world record holder in the Long jump. She has held the record since June 11, 1988.

Biography[edit]

She trained at Burevestnik in Moscow. Competing in long jump, Galina Chistyakova won the 1985 European Indoor Championships and a silver medal at the European Championships one year later. In 1988 she managed to win an Olympic bronze medal in Seoul as well as jumping 7.52 metres, the current world record for women. More gold medals at Indoor Championships followed, and in 1990 she even won the first triple jump event held at the European Indoor Championships. Later that year she underwent a knee operation but never returned to her old form.

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union she became a Russian citizen. At the end of her career she received Slovak citizenship and represented Slovakia. She used to hold the Slovak triple jump record with 14.41 metres, achieved in July 1996 in London.[1] This mark was bettered by Dana Velďáková. Married to retired triple jumper Aleksander Beskrovnyi, the couple now lives in Slovakia.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Soviet Union
1985 European Indoor Championships Athens, Greece 1st Long jump
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 2nd Long jump
1987 European Indoor Championships Liévin, France 2nd Long jump
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd Long jump
Summer Olympics Seoul, South Korea 3rd Long jump
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 1st Long jump
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st Long jump
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, Scotland 1st Long jump
1st Triple jump

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Records
Preceded by
East Germany Heike Drechsler
United States Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Women's Long Jump World Record Holder
June 11, 1988 —
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
China Li Huirong
Women's Triple Jump World Record Holder
Not officially ratified by the IAAF

2 July 1989 – 25 August 1990
Succeeded by
China Li Huirong
Sporting positions
Preceded by
United States Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance
1988–1990
Succeeded by
Germany Heike Drechsler