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Erika Salumäe

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameErika•Salumäe
Used nameErika•Salumäe
Other namesErika Akselevna Salumyae, Эрика Акселевна Салумяэ
Born11 June 1962 in Pärnu (EST)
Measurements165 cm / 63 kg
AffiliationsKalev Tallinn/ Põhjakotkas
NOC Estonia Soviet Union
Nationality Estonia

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 Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1988 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) URS EST Erika Salumäe
Sprint, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
1992 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) EST Erika Salumäe
Sprint, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
1996 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) EST Erika Salumäe
Sprint, Women (Olympic) 6

Special Notes