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Olena Zhupiyeva-V'iazova

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)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4 (163 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: April 18, 1960 in Nendime, Arkhangelsk, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Kharkiv, Kharkiv (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union, EUN Unified Team
Sport: Athletics

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).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Women's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
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
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