Glebova and former coach Levandi at 2010 Cup of Russia
16 June 1989 |
Tallinn, Estonian SSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Former coach||Igor Krokavec, Irina Kononova, Anna Levandi|
|Former choreographer||David Wilson, Shae-Lynn Bourne, Vakhtang Murvanidze, Lea Ann Miller, Maria McLean, Anna Levandi|
|Former skating club||Medal FSC Tallinn
Anna Levandi FSC
|Former training locations||Hackensack, New Jersey, Tallinn, Tartu, Andorra, Novogorsk|
|ISU personal best scores|
Jelena Glebova (born 16 June 1989) is an Estonian former competitive figure skater. She won five senior international medals (three gold, two silver) and seven Estonian national titles. She finished as high as seventh at the European Championships (2014) and 13th at the World Championships (2012).
Glebova started skating when she was five years old after watching her brother practice. She trained in Estonia with coach Irina Kononova from the age of 5 to 12, and then with Anna Levandi for ten years.
Glebova appeared at her first World Junior Championships in 2004 and debuted at the European and World Championships in 2005. In 2006, she competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, finishing 28th. In 2007, she achieved her best World Junior result, sixth in Oberstdorf. In 2010, she placed 21st at the Vancouver Oympics.
In 2011, Glebova moved from Estonia to Hackensack, New Jersey and began training with coaches Igor Krokavec and Craig Maurizi. She placed 13th at the 2012 World Championships in Nice, France. The next season, she finished 16th at the 2013 World Championships in London, Ontario. Her result qualified a spot for Estonia in the ladies' event at the 2014 Olympics.
In the 2013–14 season, Glebova finished seventh at the European Championships in Budapest, the best result of her career to date. She placed 29th at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. She retired from competition in May 2014.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|GP Cup of Russia||6th||10th|
|GP Skate America||5th|
|GP Skate Canada||8th||11th|
|JGP Czech Rep.||3rd|
|Warsaw Cup||2nd J.|
|GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; J. = Junior level; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result; Medals awarded for team result only.
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