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Elena Dolgopolova
Elena Dolgopolova
Dolgopolova at the 1996 Olympic Games

Full name

Elena Vladimirovna Dolgopolova

Country represented

Flag of Russia Russia

Born

January 23 1980 (1980-01-23) (age 37)
Volzhsky, Volgograd Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR

Coach(es)

T. Khoklova

Current status

Retired

 Elena Vladimirovna Dolgopolova (Russian: Елена Владимировна Долгополова, born January 23, 1980 in Volzhsky, Russian SSR) is a Russian gymnast who competed at the 1996 Olympics as well as at the 1995 and 1997 World Championships. Her best event was vault. 

Career

Dolgopolova's international debut came at the 1993 Junior European Championships; here she placed 13th in the all-around and 5th on the uneven bars. Dolgopolova turned senior elite in 1995. At the beginning of the year she competed at the American Cup in Seattle, Washington. Dolgopolova placed 6th in the all-around. Later that year Dolgopolova made the Russian World Championship team. In Sabae the Russian team just missed the podium at the team finals placing 4th, .016 behind the American team. Dolgopolova did not advance to any individual finals. In 1996 Dolgopolova made the Russian Olympic team. In Atlanta, Dolgopolova helped the Russian team to a silver medal finish in the team finals behind the American team. Again she did not qualify to any individual finals. In 1997 Dolgopolova made her second World team. In Lausanne Dolgopolova helped the Russian team to another silver medal in the team final, this time behind the Romanians. Individually, Dolgopolova qualified to the vault final but did not medal. In 1998  Dolgopolova competed at the Goodwill Games where she won a silver medal on vault. Her last major international competition was the 1999 Summer Universiade where she won a silver medal on vault and a team gold medal.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
1993Junior European Championships135
1995McDonald's American Cup6
Sabae World Championships4
1996Russian Championships3rd
Atlanta Olympic Games2nd
1997Russian Cup4
Lausanne World Championships2nd7
1998New York Goodwill Games2nd
1999Palma de Mallorca Summer Universiade1st103rd
2000Russian Cup4

Floor Music

1995 - "Jalouise" by Jacob Gade

1996 - "Daydream"

1997 - "Tico Tico" by Zequinha Abreu

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