Yelena Yelesina

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Yelena Borisovna Yelesina (Russian: Елена Борисовна Елесина; born April 4, 1970) is a Russian female high jumper. She won the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics with 2,01m, one centimetre behind her personal best jump, she also has several minor medals from major championships.

International competitions[edit]

All results regarding high jump.

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Soviet Union
1987 European Junior Championships Birmingham, England 3rd 1.84 m
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Ontario, Canada 2nd 1.96 m
1989 European Junior Championships Varazdin, Yugoslavia 1st 1.95 m
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, U.S. 1st 2.02 m = PB
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 3rd 1.96 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 2nd 1.98 m
Representing Olympic flag.svg Unified Team
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 3rd 1.94 m
Representing  Russia
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 3rd 1.94 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 2nd 1.99 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 1st 2.01 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 13th (q) 1.88 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 2nd 1.99 m


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Silvia Costa
Women's High Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Heike Henkel