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Inesa Kravets

Full name: Inesa Mykolaïvna Kravets (Shuliak-, -Izvachuk)
Original name: Інеса Миколаївна Кравець (Шуляк-, -Ізвачук)
Other name(s): Inessa Nikolayevna Kravets (Shulyak-, -Izvachuk), Инесса Николаевна Кравец (Шуляк-, -Извачук)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: October 5, 1966 in Dnipropetrovsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Affiliations: Spartak, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR/Kiev U./Dynamo, Kiev
Country: URS Soviet Union, EUN Unified Team, UKR Ukraine
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Inesa Kravets was among the most prominent female triple jumpers in the early 1990s. Also a competent long jumper, she débuted internationally at the 1988 Olympics, finishing 10th in long jump, and then won a long jump silver medal at the 1992 Olympics. She also won the long jump at the 1990 Goodwill Games and the 1991 Universiade. She won the 1992 European Indoor Championships triple jump, the event’s début at a major international. At the 1993 World Indoor Championships, Kravets won the triple jump, but had to miss her favorite event’s début at the 1993 World Championships due to a three-month doping ban for use of stimulants. Kravets won the long jump at the 1994 World Cup, followed by long jump silver and triple jump bronze at the 1994 Europeans. In 1996, she became the first female Olympic champion in the triple jump. Kravets won the 1995 World title with a world record 15.50, which, as of 2014, still stands. Previously she had been the world record holder from June 1991 to June 1993 with 14.95.

After the 1996 Olympics, Kravets competed at the 1997 and 1999 World Championships, with no success, and then tested positive for anabolic steroids in early 2000 and received a two-year competitive ban. She returned in 2003, winning long jump silver at the World Indoor Championships, but then retired from sports after not being selected for the 2004 Ukrainian Olympic team. Kravets was the Soviet long jump champion in 1988 and 1990, Soviet triple jump champion in 1991, CIS long jump champion in 1992, and Ukrainian triple jump champion in 1995.

Personal Bests\: LJ – 7.37 (1992); TJ – 15.50 (1995).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Women's Long Jump Soviet Union URS 10
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Women's Long Jump Unified Team EUN 2 Silver
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Women's Long Jump Ukraine UKR AC QR
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Women's Triple Jump Ukraine UKR 1 Gold OR

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 10 6.46
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 7T 6.36
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 8 6.46 6.46
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 10 6.37 6.46
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 5 QU 6.72 6.50
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 3 6.72 6.50
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round One 3 6.50
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 2 6.72 6.72 6.50
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Final Round 2 7.12
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Final Round Round One 1 7.12
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Final Round Round Two 1 6.99 7.12
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Final Round Round Three 1 6.94 7.12
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Final Round Round Four 2 6.91 7.12
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Final Round Round Five 2 6.88 7.12
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Final Round Round Six NP 7.00
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Qualifying Round 4 QU 6.79
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Qualifying Round Group B 2 6.79
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Qualifying Round Group B Round One 3 6.70
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 1 6.79 6.79
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Ukraine Qualifying Round AC NM
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Ukraine Qualifying Round Group B AC NM
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Ukraine Qualifying Round Group B Round One NP foul
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Ukraine Qualifying Round Group B Round Two NP foul NM
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Ukraine Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP foul

Women's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Ukraine Final Round 1 OR 15.33
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Ukraine Final Round Round One NP foul
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Ukraine Final Round Round Two 5 14.40 14.40
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Ukraine Final Round Round Three 3 14.84 14.84
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Ukraine Final Round Round Four 3 foul 14.84
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Ukraine Final Round Round Five 1 OR 15.33 15.33
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Ukraine Final Round Round Six NP 14.75
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Ukraine Qualifying Round 3 QU 14.57
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Ukraine Qualifying Round Group B 2 14.57
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Ukraine Qualifying Round Group B Round One 2 14.57
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Ukraine Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 2 pass 14.57
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Ukraine Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
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