Yelena Shushunova

Yelena Shushunova
Yelena Shushunova 1987.jpg
Shushunova in 1987
Personal information
Full nameYelena Lvovna Shushunova
Alternative name(s)Elena Shushunova
Country represented Soviet Union
Born(1969-05-23)23 May 1969
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died16 August 2018(2018-08-16) (aged 49)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Height1.47 m (4 ft 10 in)
Weight41 kg (90 lb)
DisciplineWomen's artistic gymnastics
Years on national team1981–88 (URS)
ClubSKA St. Petersburg
MusicTwo Guitars - Russian Gypsy Music
Retired25 September 1988
Medal record
Representing  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
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Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Team
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul All-around
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul Balance beam
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul Uneven bars
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 Montreal Team
Gold medal – first place 1985 Montreal All-around
Gold medal – first place 1985 Montreal Vault
Gold medal – first place 1987 Rotterdam Vault
Gold medal – first place 1987 Rotterdam Floor exercise
Silver medal – second place 1985 Montreal Floor exercise
Silver medal – second place 1987 Rotterdam Team
Silver medal – second place 1987 Rotterdam All-around
Silver medal – second place 1987 Rotterdam Balance beam
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Montreal Balance beam
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Rotterdam Uneven bars
World Cup Final
Gold medal – first place 1986 Beijing All-around
Gold medal – first place 1986 Beijing Vault
Gold medal – first place 1986 Beijing Uneven bars
Gold medal – first place 1986 Beijing Floor exercise
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Beijing Balance beam
Goodwill Games
Gold medal – first place 1986 Moscow Team
Gold medal – first place 1986 Moscow Vault
Gold medal – first place 1986 Moscow Uneven Bars
Gold medal – first place 1986 Moscow Floor Exercise
Silver medal – second place 1986 Moscow All-Around
Silver medal – second place 1986 Moscow Balance Beam
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 Helsinki All-around
Gold medal – first place 1985 Helsinki Vault
Gold medal – first place 1985 Helsinki Uneven bars
Gold medal – first place 1985 Helsinki Floor exercise
Gold medal – first place 1987 Moscow Vault
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Helsinki Balance beam
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Moscow All-around
Friendship Games
Gold medal – first place 1984 Olomouc Team
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Olomouc All-around

Yelena Lvovna Shushunova (Russian: Елена Львовна Шушунова; sometimes spelled Elena Shushunova; 23 May 1969 – 16 August 2018) was a Soviet Russian gymnast.[1][2][3] Shushunova was one of five women (alongside Larisa Latynina, Věra Čáslavská, Ludmilla Tourischeva and Lilia Podkopayeva) who have won all-around titles at all major competitions: Olympics, World Championships and European/Continental Championships[4] and one of ten women who medaled on every event at World Championships. Shushunova was renowned for pioneering complex skills as well as for her explosive and dynamic tumbling and high consistency.[5]

  1. ^ Умерла двукратная олимпийская чемпионка по спортивной гимнастике Елена Шушунова. ТАСС (in Russian). Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  2. ^ Rédaction. "L'ancienne gymnaste russe Elena Chouchounova est morte". L'ÉQUIPE (in French). Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  3. ^ Schenker, Béla. "Elena Shushunova". gymnast.bplaced.net. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference r1 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ "Yelena Shushunova | The International Gymnastics Hall of Fame". www.ighof.com. Retrieved 17 August 2018.

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