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Yelena Petrova

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameYelena Vladimirovna•Petrova
Used nameYelena•Petrova
Original nameЕлена Владимировна•Петрова
Born13 October 1966 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
NOC Unified Team
Nationality Russian Federation

Biography

Yelena Petrova rose to international fame in 1989 when she won a half-middleweight silver medal at the World Championships. She competed at the 1990 Goodwill Games, where she won gold in the half-middleweight class. The highlight of her career was the 1992 Olympics, where women competed in Olympic judo for the first time, and Petrova won bronze as a half-middleweight. Petrova also won bronze at the 1994 Goodwill Games and was 12 times Soviet and Russian champion between 1989 and 2000. After finishing her career in 2000 Petrova worked as a judo coach.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1992 Summer Olympics Judo EUN RUS Yelena Petrova
Half-Middleweight, Women (Olympic) =3 Bronze