Full name: Olena Zhupiyeva-V'iazova (-Dershan, -Skachkova)
Original name: Олена Жупієва-В'язова (-Дершан, -Скачкова)
Other name(s): Yelena Zhupiyeva-Vyazova (-Dershan, -Skachkova), Елена Жупиева-Вязова (-Дершан, -Скачкова)
Height: 5-4 (163 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: April 18, 1960 in Nendime, Arkhangelsk, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Kharkiv, Kharkiv (UKR)
Country: Soviet Union, Unified Team
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Olena Zhupiyeva (later V’iazova) took up athletics in 1972 and was selected for the Soviet national team in 1986. She won a 10K silver at the 1987 World Championships, adding bronze at the 1988 Olympics. She also competed at the 1986 European Championships, where she was sixth in both the 3K and 10K and at the 1992 Olympics, where she was eliminated in the 10K heats. Zhupiyeva also won the 10 miles at the 1993 Bern Grand Prix. Zhupiyeva won the CIS 10K title in 1992, and the Ukrainian 5K title in 1996 and 10K titles in 1993 and 1996.
Personal Best\: 10000 – 31:09.40 (1987).
|1988 Summer||28||Seoul||Athletics||Women's 10,000 metres||Soviet Union||URS||3||Bronze|
|1992 Summer||32||Barcelona||Athletics||Women's 10,000 metres||Unified Team||EUN||AC h2 r1/2|
|1988 Summer||28||Seoul||Athletics||Soviet Union||Final||3||31:19.82|
|1988 Summer||28||Seoul||Athletics||Soviet Union||Round One||Heat One||3||QU||31:47.99|
|1992 Summer||32||Barcelona||Athletics||Unified Team||Round One||Heat Two||AC|