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Lina Cheryazova

Full name: Lina Anatolyevna Cheryazova
Original name: Лина Анатольевна Черязова
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (164 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: November 1, 1968 in Toshkent, Toshkent Shahri, Uzbekistan
Country: UZB Uzbekistan
Sport: Freestyle Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

As of 2013, Lina Cheryazova is the only Uzbekistani athlete to win a Winter Olympic medal. As a youth, Cheryazova did gymnastics and trampolining and took up freestyle skiing in 1987. Cheryazova débuted at the World Cup circuit in December 1989 and soon rose to be the top female aerialist in the World at the start of 90s. Cheryazova was World Champion in 1993 and won gold at the 1994 Olympics. She won bronze at the 1990 European Championships and was also the aerials overall World Cup winner in the 1992-93 (winning six out of eight races) and 1993-94 seasons (winning six out of 11 races). In the summer of 1994, Cheryazova fractured her skull during training and was in a coma for more than a month. After more than a year of recovery, Cheryazova returned to sport in the autumn of 1995, but never returned to her previous level, and after another injury sustained after the 1998 Winter Olympics, retired from sports. Later, Cheryazova worked as a freestyle skiing coach in Uzbekistan and Russia and worked as a deputy sports director of the National Bank of Uzbekistan. She also heads her own non-profit foundation Olympic Champion Lina Cheryazova, that promotes freestyle skiing in the former Soviet Union.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing Women's Aerials Uzbekistan UZB 1 Gold
1998 Winter 29 Nagano Freestyle Skiing Women's Aerials Uzbekistan UZB 13

Women's Aerials

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS AFP LP DOD JC J1(AF)S J2(AF)S J3(AF)S J4(AF)S J5(AF)S J6(L)S J7(L)S
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing Uzbekistan Final Round 1 166.84
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing Uzbekistan Final Round Jump 1 1 92.92 19.5 7.05 3.500 bLFT 6.6 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.7 2.3 2.4
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing Uzbekistan Final Round Jump 2 6 73.92 18.3 4.80 3.200 bLTT 6.0 6.2 6.1 6.0 6.3 1.6 1.6
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing Uzbekistan Qualifying Round 12 Q 144.43
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing Uzbekistan Qualifying Round Jump 1 16 64.75 16.4 2.10 3.500 bLFT 5.6 5.7 5.2 5.2 5.6 0.8 0.6
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing Uzbekistan Qualifying Round Jump 2 6 79.68 19.2 5.70 3.200 bLTT 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.5 2.0 1.8
1998 Winter 29 Nagano Freestyle Skiing Uzbekistan Qualifying Round 13 154.02
1998 Winter 29 Nagano Freestyle Skiing Uzbekistan Qualifying Round Jump 1 14 76.45 20.3 8.55 2.65 bLL 6.8 6.7 6.8 6.8 6.3 2.9 2.8
1998 Winter 29 Nagano Freestyle Skiing Uzbekistan Qualifying Round Jump 2 15 77.57 19.1 7.65 2.90 bLF 6.1 6.4 6.5 6.2 6.6 2.6 2.5