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Elena Piskun
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Piskun at the 1996 Olympic Games

Country represented

Flag of Belarus.png Belarus

Former countr(ies) represented

Flag of the Soviet Union.png USSR
Olympic flag.png Unified Team

Born

February 2 1978 (1978-02-02) (age 43)
Bobruisk, Byelorussian SSR, USSR

Years on National Team

1991-1997

Club

Spartak; NorthWind Gymnastics Center (coach)

Coach(es)

Valery Kolodinsky

Current status

Retired

Elena Piskun (Belarusian: Алена Піскун, born February 2, 1978, in Bobruisk) is a retired Belarusian gymnast. She began gymnastics in 1984 and was coached by Valery Kolodinsky at the Spartak club.

Career

Piskun began competing internationally in 1991 at the Cottbus International, where she placed 1st in the all-around and on floor exercise. She continued to compete internationally after the collapse of the Soviet Union, representing her native country of Belarus. In 1993, she won the vault title at the World Championships in Birmingham, England, the first World Championship gold medal for an independent Belarus. She was unable to defend her title at the 1994 or 1995 Worlds. At the 1996 Worlds in San Juan, she won the World title on the uneven bars.

Piskun was a member of the Belarusian team at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. The team finished 6th while Piskun finished 12th in the all-around.

After a disappointing World Championships in 1997, Piskun retired. She's currently coaching at NorthWind Gymnastics Center in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
1991 Cottbus International 1st 1st
1992 Chunichi Cup 5
1993 Birmingham World Championships 1st
Chunichi Cup 3rd
Arthur Gander Memorial 1st
Hungarian International 4
International Mixed Pairs 1st
1994 DTB Cup 2nd 2nd 4
International Mixed Pairs 2nd
Swiss Cup 1st 1st 7
1995 Cottbus International 7 8 4 2nd
DTB Cup 6 1st 3rd
European Cup 3rd 4 4 2nd
Arthur Gander Memorial 2nd
Swiss Cup 3rd 1st 3rd
1996 Cottbus International 6 1st 5
DTB Cup 5 3rd 3rd 2nd
Arthur Gander Memorial 1st
Swiss Cup 4 3rd 1st 4
San Juan World Championships 1st
Atlanta Olympic Games 6 12
1997 Cottbus International 8 2nd 5 7
Lausanne World Championships 30

Floor Music

1994-1996 - "Dance Espanol" from Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky

1997 - "Tocatta and Fuege in D Minor" by Bach


World Vault Champions
Vlasta DěkanováHelena Rakoczy • Anna Petersen • Larisa LatyninaVěra ČáslavskáErika ZucholdOlga KorbutNellie KimDumitriţa TurnerMaxi GnauckBoriana StoyanovaElena ShushunovaOlesya DudnikLavinia MiloşoviciHenrietta ÓnodiElena PiskunGina GogeanSimona Amânar | Lilia PodkopayevaGina GogeanSimona AmânarElena ZamolodchikovaSvetlana KhorkinaElena ZamolodchikovaOksana ChusovitinaCheng FeiKayla WilliamsAlicia SacramoneMcKayla MaroneyHong Un-JongMaria PasekaSimone BilesRebeca Andrade


World Uneven Bars Champions
Vlasta Děkanová | Matylda Pálfyová • Anna Petersen | Gertchen Kolar • Agnes KeletiLarisa Latynina • Irina Pervushina • Natalia KuchinskayaKarin JanzAnnelore ZinkeMarcia FrederickMa YanhongMaxi GnauckGabriele FaehnrichDörte Thümmler | Daniela SilivaşDaniela Silivaş | Fan DiKim Gwang-SukLavinia MiloşoviciShannon MillerLuo LiSvetlana KhorkinaSvetlana Khorkina | Elena PiskunSvetlana KhorkinaCourtney KupetsChellsie Memmel | Hollie ViseNastia LiukinBeth TweddleKsenia SemenovaHe KexinBeth TweddleViktoria KomovaHuang HuidanYao JinnanFan Yilin | Viktoria Komova | Madison Kocian | Daria SpiridonovaFan YilinNina DerwaelWei Xiaoyuan
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