Anna Biryukova

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Anna Biryukova (Russian: Анна Бирюкова; born 27 September 1967 in Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk) is a retired female triple jumper from Russia.

In 1993 Biryukova won a gold medal at the World Championships by jumping 15.09 metres, a new world record. She reportedly believed she had the capability of jumping 16 metres, but in 1994 she didn't reach the 15 metre mark once, although she did become European champion that season. In 1995 she starred in the World Championships, and she almost reached old heights by jumping 15.08 metres. Women's triple jump had progressed, however, and she only managed a bronze medal behind Iva Prandzheva (15.15m) and Inessa Kravets, who jumped a world record of 15.50 metres which still stands.

Anna Biryukova also competed in long jump from time to time, and her personal best is 6.64 metres.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Russia
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 1st Triple jump 15.09 WR
17th (q) Long jump 6.31 m
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd Triple jump 14.72 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st Triple jump 14.89 m (wind: +1.1 m/s)
World Cup London, England 1st Triple jump 14.46 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd Triple jump 15.08 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 13th (q) Triple jump 14.19 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece Triple jump NM

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Preceded by
Russia Yolanda Chen
Women's Triple Jump World Record Holder
21 August 1993 – 10 August 1995
Succeeded by
Ukraine Inessa Kravets