Elena Pirozhkova

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Elena Pirozhkova
Medal record
Women's wrestling
Competitor for  United States
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2010 Moscow 63 kg
Gold medal – first place 2012 Strathcona County 63 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Budapest 63 kg
Silver medal – second place 2014 Tashkent 63 kg
Pirozkhova greets the First Lady in 2012.

Elena Pirozhkova (born October 13, 1986) is a female wrestler for the United States Olympic team. Wrestling in the 63 kg weight class, she won the gold medal at the Pan American games in 2008, 2009, and 2010.[1][2] In 2010, she won the silver medal at the World Championship games.[3] She placed 5th at the 2011 World Championships.[4] Pirozhkova was born in Russia but grew up in Greenfield, Massachusetts.[5]


  1. ^ "USA Wrestling". TheMat.com. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  2. ^ Scott, Roxanna (2010-07-19). "Athlete of the Week: Hurdler Oliver lowers American record". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
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  4. ^ Sesker, Craig (2011-09-15). "Pirozhkova, Maroulis finish 5th at World Championships | TheMat.com - USA Wrestling". TheMat.com. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  5. ^ "US team faces some hurdles in next Olympics - The Boston Globe". Articles.boston.com. 2011-08-03. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 

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