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Elena Dolgopolova
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Dolgopolova at the 1996 Olympic Games

Full name

Elena Vladimirovna Dolgopolova

Country represented

Flag of Russia.png Russia


January 23 1980 (1980-01-23) (age 42)
Volzhsky, Volgograd Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR


T. Khoklova

Current status


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. 


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.

Following her retirement, she became a coach. She currently coaches at TSG Backnang in Germany.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
1993 Junior European Championships 13 5
1995 McDonald's American Cup 6
Sabae World Championships 4
1996 Russian Championships 3rd
Atlanta Olympic Games 2nd
1997 Russian Cup 4
Lausanne World Championships 2nd 7
1998 New York Goodwill Games 2nd
1999 Palma de Mallorca Summer Universiade 1st 10 3rd
2000 Russian Cup 4

Floor Music

1995 - "Jalouise" by Vaclav Hybs Se Svym Orchestrem

1996 - "Daydream"

1997 - "Tico Tico" by Zequinha Abreu