Yelena Välbe

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Yelena Välbe
Elena Vaelbe by Ivan Isaev from Russian Ski Magazine (crop).jpg
Yelena Välbe in 2004
Full name Yelena Valerjevna Välbe
Born (1968-04-20) 20 April 1968 (age 50)
Magadan, Soviet Union
Ski club CSKA Moscow
World Cup career
Seasons 1987–1998
Individual wins 46
Indiv. podiums 81
Overall titles 5 – (1989, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997)

Yelena Valerjevna Välbe, née Trubitsyna (Russian: Елена Валерьевна Вяльбе (Трубицына), Estonian: Jelena Välbe, born 20 April 1968 in Magadan, Russian SFSR) is a Russian former cross-country skier. She has been president of the Russian Cross-Country Ski Association since 2010, and manager of the Russian cross-country team since 2012.

At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, Välbe won a record-high fourteen gold (1989: 10 km freestyle, 30 km; 1991: 10 km, 15 km, 4x5 km; 1993: 15 km, 4x5 km; 1995: 30 km, 4x5 km relay), and three silver medals (1989: 4x5 km, 1991: 30 km, 1995: 15 km), including all five golds at the 1997 championships in Trondheim (5 km, 5 km + 10 km combined pursuit, 15 km, 30 km, and 4x5 km).[1] She also won three gold (all in relays) and four bronze medals in various Winter Olympic Games as well as the FIS Cross-Country World Cup five times (1989, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997)[2] (she also finished second in 1990, 1993, 1996, and third in 1994). Välbe also won the 5 km (1991) and 15 km (1992) competitions at the Holmenkollen ski festival. She received the Holmenkollen medal in 1992.

Together with Bjørn Dæhlie of Norway, she holds second place for the number of podiums (81) in FIS Cross-Country World Cup events, behind Marit Bjørgen (105). She is placed third for the number of wins (45), behind Marit Bjørgen (75) and Bjørn Dæhlie (46).

In 2010, Välbe was elected as President of the Russian Cross-Country Ski Association.[3] – FIS 29 June 2010 article accessed 30 June 2010. Late in 2012 she got the position of manager for the Russian cross-country team towards the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. She was also manager for the Russian team during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.[4]

Formerly she was married to Estonian cross-country skier Urmas Välbe.

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[5]

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 45 victories
  • 81 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  1988–89  10 December 1988 France La Féclaz, France 5 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
2 14 December 1988 Switzerland Campra, Switzerland 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
3 17 December 1988 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
4 7 January 1989 Soviet Union Kavgolovo, Soviet Union 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
5 19 February 1989 Finland Lahti, Finland 10 km Individual F World Championships[1] 1st
6 25 February 1989 Finland Lahti, Finland 30 km Individual F World Championships[1] 1st
7 11 March 1989 Sweden Falun, Sweden 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
8  1989–90  10 December 1989 United States Soldier Hollow, United States 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
9 18 February 1990 Switzerland Pontresina, Switzerland 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
10 20 February 1990 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
11 2 March 1990 Finland Lahti, Finland 5 km Individual F World Cup 1st
12 7 March 1990 Sweden Sollefteå, Sweden 30 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
13  1990–91  8 December 1990 Austria Tauplitzalm, Austria 10 km + 15 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 2nd
14 15 December 1990 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
15 15 December 1990 France Les Saisies, France 5 km + 10 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 1st
16 5 January 1991 Soviet Union Minsk, Soviet Union 30 km Individual C World Cup 1st
17 8 February 1991 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 15 km Individual C World Championships[1] 1st
18 10 February 1991 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 10 km Individual F World Championships[1] 1st
19 16 February 1991 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 30 km Individual F World Championships[1] 2nd
20 2 March 1991 Finland Lahti, Finland 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
21 9 March 1991 Sweden Falun, Sweden 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
22 16 March 1991 Norway Oslo, Norway 5 km Individual F World Cup 1st
23 1991–92 7 December 1991 Canada Silver Star, Canada 5 km Individual C World Cup 1st
24 8 December 1991 Canada Silver Star, Canada 10 km Pursuit C World Cup 2nd
25 14 December 1991 Canada Thunder Bay, Canada 5 km Individual F World Cup 1st
26 4 January 1992 Russia Kavgolovo, Russia 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
27 9 February 1992 France Albertville, France 15 km Individual C Olympic Games[1] 3rd
28 13 February 1992 France Albertville, France 5 km Individual C Olympic Games[1] 3rd
29 15 February 1992 France Albertville, France 10 km Pursuit F Olympic Games[1] 3rd
30 21 February 1992 France Albertville, France 10 km Pursuit F Olympic Games[1] 3rd
31 14 March 1992 Norway Vang, Norway 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
32  1992–93  12 December 1992 Austria Ramsau, Austria 5 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
33 18 December 1992 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
34 3 January 1993 Russia Kavgolovo, Russia 30 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
35 9 January 1993 Switzerland Ulrichen, Switzerland 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
36 16 January 1993 Italy Cogne, Italy 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
37 19 February 1993 Sweden Falun, Sweden 15 km Individual C World Championships[1] 1st
38 10 March 1993 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 10 km Pursuit F World Cup 3rd
39 19 March 1993 Slovakia Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
40 1993–94 11 December 1993 Italy Santa Caterina, Italy 5 km Individual C World Cup 1st
41 18 December 1993 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
42 21 December 1993 Italy Toblach, Italy 15 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
43 8 January 1994 Russia Kavgolovo, Russia 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
44 12 March 1994 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
45 1994–95 27 November 1994 Sweden Kiruna, Sweden 5 km Individual C World Cup 1st
46 14 December 1994 Austria Tauplitzalm, Austria 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
47 17 December 1994 Italy Sappada, Italy 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
48 20 December 1994 Italy Sappada, Italy 5 km Individual F World Cup 1st
49 7 January 1995 Sweden Östersund, Sweden 30 km Individual F World Cup 1st
50 14 January 1995 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
51 4 February 1995 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
52 5 February 1995 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km Pursuit F World Cup 1st
53 10 March 1995 Canada Thunder Bay, Canada 5 km Individual C World Championships[1] 2nd
54 18 March 1995 Canada Thunder Bay, Canada 30 km Individual F World Championships[1] 1st
55 25 March 1995 Japan Sapporo, Japan 15km Individual F World Cup 1st
56  1995–96  25 November 1995 Finland Vuokatti, Finland 5 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
57 29 November 1995 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
58 9 December 1995 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 5 km Individual F World Cup 1st
59 10 December 1995 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 10 km Pursuit C World Cup 2nd
60 13 December 1995 Italy Brusson, Italy 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
61 9 January 1996 Slovakia Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia 30 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
62 13 January 1996 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
63 2 February 1996 Austria Seefeld, Austria 5 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
64 4 February 1996 Germany Reit im Winkl, Germany 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
65 25 February 1996 Norway Trondheim, Norway 10 km Pursuit F World Cup 2nd
66 10 March 1996 Sweden Falun, Sweden 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
67 1996–97 23 November 1996 Sweden Kiruna, Sweden 5 km Individual F World Cup 1st
68 7 December 1996 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
69 14 December 1996 Italy Brusson, Italy 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
70 5 January 1997 Russia Kavgolovo, Russia 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
71 11 January 1997 Japan Hakuba, Japan 5 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
72 12 January 1997 Japan Hakuba, Japan 10 km Pursuit F World Cup 3rd
73 18 January 1997 Finland Lahti, Finland 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
74 21 February 1997 Norway Trondheim, Norway 15 km Individual F World Championships[1] 1st
75 23 February 1997 Norway Trondheim, Norway 5 km Individual C World Championships[1] 1st
76 24 February 1997 Norway Trondheim, Norway 10 km Pursuit F World Championships[1] 1st
77 1 March 1997 Norway Trondheim, Norway 30 km Individual C World Championships[1] 1st
78 8 March 1997 Sweden Falun, Sweden 5 km Individual F World Cup 1st
79 11 March 1997 Sweden Sunne, Sweden 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
80 15 March 1997 Norway Oslo, Norway 30 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
81 1997–98 20 December 1997 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st

Team podiums[edit]

  • 24 victories – (24 RL)
  • 32 podiums – (30 RL, 2 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1 1986–87 1 March 1987 Finland Lahti, Finland 4 x 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Ordina / Lazutina / Reztsova
2  1988–89  23 February 1989 Finland Lahti, Finland 4 x 5 km Relay M World Championships[1] 2nd Shamshurina / Smetanina / Tikhonova
3 12 March 1989 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 x 5 km Relay C World Cup 2nd Lazutina / Smetanina / Tikhonova
4 1989–90 11 March 1990 Sweden Örnsköldsvik, Sweden 4 x 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Yegorova / Lazutina / Tikhonova
5 1990–91 15 February 1991 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 4 x 5 km Relay M World Championships[1] 1st Yegorova / Smetanina / Tikhonova
6 10 March 1991 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 x 5 km Relay C World Cup 1st Nageykina / Yegorova / Tikhonova
7 15 March 1991 Norway Oslo, Norway 4 x 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Nageykina / Smetanina / Tikhonova
8 1991–92 18 February 1992 France Albertville, France 4 x 5 km Relay M Olympic Games[1] 1st Smetanina / Lazutina / Yegorova
9 8 March 1992 Sweden Funäsdalen, Sweden 4 x 5 km Relay C World Cup 2nd Lazutina / Nageykina / Yegorova
10 1992–93 26 February 1993 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 x 5 km Relay M World Championships[1] 1st Lazutina / Gavrylyuk / Yegorova
11 1993–94 22 February 1994 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 4 x 5 km Relay M Olympic Games[1] 1st Lazutina / Gavrylyuk / Yegorova
12 4 March 1994 Finland Lahti, Finland 4 x 5 km Relay C World Cup 2nd Nageykina / Lazutina / Gavrylyuk
13 13 March 1994 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 x 5 km Relay F World Cup 1st Nageykina / Gavrylyuk / Lazutina
14 1994–95 15 January 1995 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 x 5 km Relay C World Cup 1st Danilova / Gavrylyuk / Lazutina
15 29 January 1995 Finland Lahti, Finland 4 x 5 km Relay F World Cup 1st Zavyalova / Gavrylyuk / Lazutina
16 7 February 1995 Norway Hamar, Norway 4 x 3 km Relay F World Cup 1st Danilova / Gavrylyuk / Lazutina
17 12 February 1995 Norway Oslo, Norway 4 x 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Danilova / Lazutina / Gavrylyuk
18 17 March 1995 Canada Thunder Bay, Canada 4 x 5 km Relay M World Championships[1] 1st Danilova / Lazutina / Gavrylyuk
19 26 March 1995 Japan Sapporo, Japan 4 x 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Gavrylyuk / Lazutina / Martinova
20 1995–96 17 December 1995 Italy Santa Caterina, Italy 4 x 5 km Relay C World Cup 1st Lazutina / Gavrylyuk / Yegorova
21 14 January 1996 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 x 5 km Relay C World Cup 1st Nageykina / Lazutina / Gavrylyuk
22 2 February 1996 Austria Seefeld, Austria 6 x 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Zavyalova
23 10 March 1996 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 x 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Gavrylyuk / Lazutina / Yegorova
24 1996–97 24 November 1996 Sweden Kiruna, Sweden 4 x 5 km Relay C World Cup 1st Gavrylyuk / Lazutina / Yegorova
25 8 December 1996 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 4 x 5 km Relay C World Cup 2nd Gavrylyuk / Lazutina / Yegorova
26 15 December 1996 Italy Brusson, Italy 4 x 5 km Relay F World Cup 1st Gavrylyuk / Danilova / Yegorova
27 19 January 1997 Finland Lahti, Finland 8 x 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 2nd Gavrylyuk
28 28 February 1997 Norway Trondheim, Norway 4 x 5 km Relay M World Championships[1] 1st Danilova / Lazutina / Gavrylyuk
29 9 March 1997 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 x 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Danilova / Lazutina / Gavrylyuk
30 16 March 1997 Norway Oslo, Norway 4 x 5 km Relay F World Cup 1st Danilova / Gavrylyuk / Nageykina
31 1997–98 7 December 1997 Italy Santa Caterina, Italy 4 x 5 km Relay F World Cup 1st Chepalova / Lazutina / Danilova
32 14 December 1997 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 4 x 5 km Relay F World Cup 1st Nageykina / Lazutina / Danilova

Note: 1 Until the 1999 World Championships and the 1994 Olympics, World Championship and Olympic races were included in the World Cup scoring system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VM i Trondheim i 1997" (in Norwegian). Ski-VM 2011 AS. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
  2. ^ Mattias Karen (February 27, 2015). "La revanche des Norvégiennes" [Norwegian Revenge]. Le Devoir (in French). Associated Press. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "Presidential elections in Norway, Russia". Retrieved February 24, 2013 Archived October 21, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Eirik Borud, Ole Kristian Strøm (December 6, 2012). "Denne kvinnen er Russlands nye landslagssjef" [This woman is Russia's new coach]. Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved February 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "Athlete : VAELBE TRUBITSINA Elena". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 24 March 2018.

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