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Olena Kruhlova

Full name: Olena Yevhenivna Kruhlova (-Sydorenko)
Original name: Олена Євгенівна Круглова (-Сидоренко)
Other name(s): Yelena Yevgenyevna Kruglova (-Sidorenko), Елена Евгеньевна Круглова (-Сидоренко)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: March 22, 1962 in Ivanovo, Ivanovo, Russia
Affiliations: Avangard Dnipropetrovsk, Dnipropetrovsk (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Wife of Oleksandr Sydorenko.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Ukrainian Olena Kruhlova was the best Soviet female backstroke swimmer at the end of 1970s. During her career Kruhlova competed at the 1978 World Championships and 1980 Olympics and won bronze in the medley relay at both meets. Her best individual placing in those competitions was seventh in the 200 backstroke at the 1978 Worlds. Domestically, Kruhlova won eight Soviet titles: 100 backstroke – 1978/80; 200 backstroke – 1978-80; medley relay – 1979-80; and 1980 4x100 free relay. Kruhlova retired after the 1980 Olympics, marrying Oleksandr Sydorenko in 1982, who won 400 IM gold at the 1980 Olympics.

Personal Best: 100 m backstroke – 1:04.63 (1980); 200 m backstroke – 2:18.99 (1978).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Swimming Women's 100 metres Backstroke Soviet Union URS 2 h1 r1/2
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Swimming Women's 200 metres Backstroke Soviet Union URS 5 h3 r1/2
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Women's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat One 2 1:04.63

Women's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Three 5 2:22.41

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Swimming Soviet Union URS Final 3 4:13.61 1:04.60 1:04.60
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Swimming Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Two 2 QU 4:16.46 1:05.21 1:05.21
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