Larysa Berezhna

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Larysa Berezhna (Ukrainian: Лариса Бережна, also Russian: Лариса Бережная - Larisa Berezhnaya; born February 28, 1961) is a retired long jumper who represented USSR and later Ukraine. She first gained recognition with a bronze medal at the 1989 World Indoor Championships and a fourth place at the 1990 European Championships. In 1991 she won a gold medal at the World Indoor Championships and a bronze medal at the outdoor World Championships. The same year she jumped 7.24 metres, which puts her 13th in the all-time performers list. At the 1992 Summer Olympics she had the longest qualifying jump with 6.87 metres, but missed the final round through injury.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Soviet Union
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 4th
Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 2nd
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 1st
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 3rd
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 1st
Representing  Ukraine
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 5th
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 2nd

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