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Erika Salumäe

Full name: Erika Salumäe
Other name(s): Erika Akselevna Salumyae, Эрика Акселевна Салумяэ
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: June 11, 1962 in Pärnu, Pärnumaa, Estonia
Affiliations: Kalev Tallinn/ Põhjakotkas
Country: URS Soviet Union, EST Estonia
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Erika Salumäe came to sports late; she took up cycling in 1981 and made the Soviet national team in 1984. In addition to her major titles she was Soviet champion in 1985, 1987, and 1988. She set 15 world records for the 200 metres (flying start) and 1,000 metres time trial from a standing start. In 1992 she won the first gold medal for Estonia after its restoration as an independent nation. Between 1981 and 1989, Salumäe won 14 medals at the World Championships, 10 of them gold. Nine times between 1983 and 1996 she was voted Athlete of the Year in Estonia.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Cycling Women's Sprint Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Cycling Women's Sprint Estonia EST 1 Gold
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Cycling Women's Sprint Estonia EST 6

Women's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank RW T
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union Final Round Match 1/2 1 2
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union Round One Heat One 1 QU 12.83
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1 OR 11.527
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Cycling Estonia Final Round Match 1/2 1 2
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Cycling Estonia Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 2
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Cycling Estonia Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 2
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Cycling Estonia Round One Heat Three 1 QU 12.377
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Cycling Estonia Qualifying Round 6 11.857
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Cycling Estonia Final Round Match 5-8 2
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Cycling Estonia Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 0
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Cycling Estonia Round One Repêchage Heat One 1 QU 12.018
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Cycling Estonia Round One Heat Four 2
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Cycling Estonia Qualifying Round 8 QU 11.566
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