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Berezhnaya, Yelena (Yelena)

Born: 1977 AD
Currently alive, at 37 years of age.

Nationality: Russian
Categories: Figure Skater


1977 - She was born on the 11th of October in Nevinnomirsk, Russia.

1983 - She first began skating at the age of six.

1990 - Yelena sent to Moscow to capitalize on her talent.

1994 - With Oleg, Shliakov they finished eighth place in the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

1995 - The Latvian federation sent the pair to train with legendary coach Tamara Moskvina in St. Petersburg.

1996 - She was injured, when Shliakov's blade sliced into her skull while practicing a side-by-side camel spin.

1998 - She won the gold medal in the European Championship.

         - Yelena tested positive for doping. It was one of the first publicly known doping cases in figure skating.

2000 - She was disqualified from the European Figure Skating Championships.

2002 - At the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Yelena and Anton won the 1st place.





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