Name Yelena Mikhailovna Zamolodchikova
Nickname Zhushya and Lena
Gender Female
Date of Birth 19 Sept 1982
Place of Birth Moscow, USSR
Height 1.54 m / 5'1
Weight 46 kg / 101 lbs
Education St Petersburg Institute of Sport: St Petersburg, RUS
Occupation Student
Marriage Status Single
Hobbies Reading, rollerskating, talking with her friends, listening to music (she loves hip-hop music) and collecting porcelain miniatures.
Club Olympic Reserve Centre #33, Moscow
Coach Maslennikova Nadezhda Viktorovna, once an elite gymnast herself - USSR Master of Sport 1971, (Head Coach) and her late husband Sergei Pivovarov (Assistant Coach), RUS, since 1988
Debut 1989 as gymnast; 1995 for RUS Team
Injuries She sustained a left foot injury in 2003, and had to withdraw from the American Cup after two events. An injured foot hampered her performance at the 2001 World Championships. As teammate, Ekaterina Privalova was already sidelined with an injury, the Russian tea, was left with only five gymnasts and Zamolodchikova needed to compete to ensure that the team would qualify for the final.
Idol Lilia Podkopayeva, Svetlana Khorkina, Adrienn Varga, Ioannis Melissanidis, Alexei Nemov and Alexei Bondarenko.
Good luck ritual She carries a good luck charm - a Winnie the Pooh toy.
Awards and honours She was the first gymnast to compete a 2½ twisting Yurchenko vault at the 2000 Moscow World Stars competition.
She has received an order from President Putin, April 2001, with it some of the promised money for her Olympic medals, an apartment, and a military rank (Lieutenant). Because her training expenses are partly financed by Army Sports Club, she is an officer in the Russian Army and holds the rank of Lieutenant. Her rank will provide her with basic social security, lifelong free housing and transportation.
Ambitions To become a coach
Other Information Her father, Mikhail Aleksandrovich, was a Major in the Russian army. He was involved in the clean up of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, in a front row position. He got contaminated with radiation, and was slowly killed because of radiation inflicted diseases. He died a few days before European 2000

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