Yelena Gorchakova at the 1964 Olympics
|Born||17 May 1933
|Died||27 January 2002 (aged 68)
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||62.40 m (1964)|
Yelena Yegorovna Gorchakova (Russian: Елена Егоровна Горчакова; 17 May 1933 – 27 January 2002) was a Russian javelin thrower who won bronze medals at the 1952 and 1964 Olympics. Her 1964 bronze was a disappointment as she set a world record in the qualification that remained unbeaten for eight years.
During her long career Gorchakova had a fierce competition within the Soviet national team and won the national title only twice, in 1963 and 1965. As a result, despite being a world's top thrower she rarely competed internationally. Gorchakova won the javelin event at the 1961 Summer Universiade and finished fourth at the 1966 European Championships. She retired shortly thereafter.
- "Athletics – World Record progression" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 8 September 2006.
- Yelena Gorchakova. sports-reference.com
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