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Yelena Ivashchenko

Full name: Yelena Viktorovna Ivashchenko
Original name: Елена Викторовна Иващенко
Gender: Female
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 227 lbs (103 kg)
Born: December 28, 1984 in Omsk, Omsk, Russia
Died: June 15, 2013 in Tyumen, Tyumen, Russia
Affiliations: Omsk, RUS
Country: RUS Russia
Sport: Judo

Biography

Yelena Ivashchenko was one of the best European heavyweight female judoka in the late 2000s and early 2010s. During her career, Ivashchenko won silver in the open class at the 2008 World Championships, bronze as a heavyweight at the 2007 and 2011 World Championships and was four times European champion: in 2007 in the open class and in 2009, 2011 and 2012 as a heavyweight. She also won bronze at the 2006 European Championships in the open class, was the 2002 heavyweight World sambo champion (a primarily Soviet wrestling style somewhat similar to judo), won silver at the Judo Grand Prix in Tokyo in 2009 and won Russian titles in 2005 and 2008. On 15 June 2013, Ivashchenko committed suicide by jumping from her apartment window 15 stories up. A suicide note was found in her pocket.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2012 Summer 27 London Judo Women's Heavyweight Russia RUS 7T

Women's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result I W Y P WT T
2012 Summer 27 London Judo Russia RUS Repêchage Match 1 2 2012-08-03 Kindzerska (UKR) , Ivashchenko (RUS) 0 0 0 2
2012 Summer 27 London Judo Russia RUS Quarter-Finals Match 2 2 2012-08-03 Ortíz (CUB) , Ivashchenko (RUS) 0 0 0 2
2012 Summer 27 London Judo Russia RUS Round Two Match 3 1 2012-08-03 Ivashchenko (RUS) , Mojica (PUR) 1 0 1 0 O-uchi-gari 2:25
2012 Summer 27 London Judo Russia RUS Round One Match 5 1 2012-08-03 Ivashchenko (RUS)
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