Yelena Sidorchenkova Orlova

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Yelena Sidorchenkova Orlova (born May 30, 1980) is a Russian long-distance runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase.

She finished sixth in 3000 m steeplechase at the 2006 European Athletics Championships and eleventh in 3000 metres at the 2008 World Indoor Championships.

On February 12, 2012, running under the name of Yelena Orlova, she claimed the World Record in the rarely run and non-standard, indoor 2000 metres steeplechase, running 6:06.11 at the Moscow City Championships.[1]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Russia
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 17th (h) 3000 m 9:13.51
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th 3000 m s'chase 9:38.05
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 11th (h) 3000 m 9:01.81
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 22nd (h) 3000 m s'chase 9:37.16
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 18th (h) 3000 m s'chase 9:33.14

Personal bests[edit]


  1. ^ "Indoor round up, 800m world lead for Kofanova in Moscow". EAA. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2012.