|ZAMOLODCHIKOVA Elena Russia
Discipline: Womens Artistic
|Last update: 05/09/2011|
|Date of birth:||19/09/1982||Age:||32|
|Height:||152 cm/5.0 ft||Weight:||42 kg/92.6 lb|
|Place of birth:||MOSCOW||
|Start Discipline (year):||1989|
|First Int. Competition (year):||1995|
|National Team Since (year):||1995|
|Current Club:||Olympic Reserve Centre|
|Head coach:||Nadejda Maslennikova (RUS)|
|Assistant coach:||Sergei Pivovarov (RUS)|
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|She was the only gymnast in Sydney 2000 to win two Olympic titles - on Vault and Floor. The year 2000 was a mixture of sadness and joy for her. On the eve of the European Championships in Paris (May), she suffered the loss of her father. She has every prestigious title on Vault in her collection and helped her team win the Team bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Athens. 2004 Glasgow Grand Prix and World Cup- Gold on Vault, Ghent World Cup - 6th Vault
She added another Olympic medal in 2004 with the Team bronze !
She was born and lives in Moscow. Her mother is a stenography teacher and her father was a military man, who has been involved in the Chernobil cleanup after the 1986 nuclear disaster. Sadly, he died in the eve of the 2000 European Championships in Paris (May). A few days later, regardless of the awful trauma, Elena won silver medal in the all-around and on Vault, and the bronze medal on Beam.
Elena's International debut as a senior was at the 1998 European Championships, where she helped Russia win the team silver. A year later, she captured the vault title at the 1999 World Championships and also silver with the Team and an All Around bronze medal.
Elena's first and only coach so far is Nadejda Maslennikova, who describes her prodigy as "very intelligent, reliable, tough as a character and with a lovely sense of humour."
Elena loves animals and has a pet, Yorkshire Terrier named John, who was a gift from Maslennikova after she won a medal on vault at the 1997 European Youth Olympic Days.
Zamolodchikova, on her side, deeply loves and respects her coach: "I trust her with everything", she says, "and I devote the Olympic victories to her (Nadejda Maslennikova). So much work she has put into me, and so much she has gown through for me. She deserved this victory even more than me".
2004 Amsterdam Euro Championships - 3rd all around
2003 Stuttgart World Cup - 1st on vault
2003 Glasgow Grand Prix and World Cup- Gold on Vault, Silver on Beam
2003 WCh. Anaheim- World Silver medallist on Vault (in a tie with Kang Yun Mi ,PKR)
2002 Stuttgart - World Cup Final- Winner on Vault (in a tie with Oxana Chussovitina, UZB); Silver medals on Beam
2002 Glasgow GP and WCup - Gold Vault and Bronze A. Bars
2002 WCh. Debrecen - Gold Medal on Vault; Awarded the Longines Prize of Elegance!
2000 Glasgow, World Cup Final - Winner on Vault
2000 Olympic Games Sydney - Olympic Champion on Floor and Vault
1999 WCh. Tianjin - World Champion on Vault and Bronze medallist in the All-Around
Ambitions: To become a coach and hopes to enrol at the prestigious St Petersburg Institute of Sports.
Hobbies: Reading, roll skating, talking with her friends, listening to music and collecting porcelain miniatures
Best friend in Gymnastics: Ekaterina Lobajniuk.
Most admired gymnasts: Lilia Podkopayeva, Svetlana Khorkina, Adrienne Varga, Ioannis Melissanidis, Alexei Nemov and Alexei Bondarenko.
vam - 12.2004
|All Around||20||36.874||2004||ATHENS||Games of the XXVIII Olympiad|
|Vault||4||9.412||2004||ATHENS||Games of the XXVIII Olympiad|
|Vault||9||9.612||2000||SYDNEY||Games of the XXVII Olympiad|
|Uneven Bar||11||9.687||2000||SYDNEY||Games of the XXVII Olympiad|
|All Around||192||29.525||2007||STUTTGART||40th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships|
|Vault||8||13.875||6||14.487||2007||STUTTGART||40th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships|
|Floor Exercise||20||14.425||2007||STUTTGART||40th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships|
|Vault||2||9.443||2003||ANAHEIM||37th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships|
|Floor Exercise||12||9.050||2002||DEBRECEN||36th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships|
|Vault||6||13.475||2008||MADRID||14th Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Final|
|Floor Exercise||4||14.075||2008||MADRID||14th Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Final|
|Vault||3||14.875||2006||SAO PAULO||13th Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Final|
|Floor Exercise||6||14.525||2006||SAO PAULO||13th Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Final|
|All Around||20||26.475||2008||STUTTGART||26th DTB Pokal|
|Vault||6||13.825||5||14.050||2008||STUTTGART||26th DTB Pokal|
|Floor Exercise||14||12.425||2008||STUTTGART||26th DTB Pokal|
|Vault||2||14.487||2006||GLASGOW||Glasgow Grand Prix|
|Balance Beam||7||14.500||2006||GLASGOW||Glasgow Grand Prix|
|Floor Exercise||2||15.000||2006||GLASGOW||Glasgow Grand Prix|
|Vault||3||14.900||3||14.900||2006||STUTTGART||24th DTB Pokal|
|Uneven Bar||15||13.450||2006||STUTTGART||24th DTB Pokal|
|Balance Beam||11||13.850||2006||STUTTGART||24th DTB Pokal|
|Floor Exercise||5||14.150||1||14.900||2006||STUTTGART||24th DTB Pokal|
|Vault||1||9.431||2003||STUTTGART||21st DTB Pokal|
|Vault||1||9.431||2003||GLASGOW||Glasgow Grand Prix|
|Balance Beam||2||9.187||2003||GLASGOW||Glasgow Grand Prix|
|Floor Exercise||4||9.125||2003||GLASGOW||Glasgow Grand Prix|
|Vault||9||9.050||2003||COTTBUS||27th Turnier der Meister|
|Vault||5||9.131||2005||DEBRECEN||1st European Championships for Individuals|
|All Around||3||37.149||2004||AMSTERDAM||25th Artistic European Gymnastics Championships|
|Vault||2||9.381||2004||AMSTERDAM||25th Artistic European Gymnastics Championships|
|Balance Beam||7||8.775||2004||AMSTERDAM||25th Artistic European Gymnastics Championships|