Yelena Afanasyeva

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Yelena Afanasyeva (Russian: Елена Афанасьева; born March 1, 1967 in Kulebaki) is a former Russian athlete who competed in the 800 metres. Her greatest achievements include a European title as well as a 1997 World Championships silver medal. The same year she achieved the time of 1:56.61 minutes in Zurich. Afanasyeva retired after the 2001 season.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Russia
1992 IAAF World Cup Havana, Cuba 3rd 800 m
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd 800 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 2nd 800 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 800 m
IAAF World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 2nd 800 m
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 5th 800 m 2:02.17

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