Elena Piskun

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Elena Piskun is one of the most underrated gymnasts in WAG history. Piskun has the distinction of winning a major title on two different apparatuses. It is an accomplishment that is typically matched only by gymnasts who go on to have Hall of Fame careers. Piskun’s career was also noted for her friendship with Lilia Podkopayeva, the two gymnasts were nearly inseparable at gymnastics meets. The duo were both ex-Soviets who found themselves belonging to different countries in the aftermath of the breakup of the USSR. Elena Piskun’s last major appearance was at the 1997 World Championships. After finishing her gymnastics career Piskun would move to the United States and later became a coach. Before moving to Texas Dreams, one of Ragan Smith’s early coaches was Elena Piskun.

Olympics & World Championships:


Cottbus International: 1st-AA, 1st-FX

Chunichi Cup: 5th-AA
Tokyo Cup: 6th-VT, 4th-BB
Medico Cup: 5th-AA
CIS Cup: 15th-AA

American Cup: 3rd-AA
International Mixed Pairs: 1st-Team
Hungarian International: 4th-AA
Gander Memorial: 1st-AA
World Championships: 1st-VT
Chunichi Cup: 3rd-AA

DTB Cup: 2nd UB, 4th-FX
American Cup: 3rd-AA
International Mixed Pairs: 2nd-Team
Swiss Cup: 1st-VT, 1st-UB, 7th-FX

Cottbus International: 7th-VT, 8th-UB, 4th-BB, 2nd-FX
DTB Cup: 6th-VT, 1st-UB, 3rd-FX
European Cup: 3rd-AA, 4th-VT, 4th-UB, 2nd-BB, 8th-FX
Gander Memorial: 2nd-AA
Swiss Cup: 3rd-VT, 1st-UB, 3rd-FX

Cottbus International: 6th-VT, 1st-UB, 5th-FX
DTB Cup: 5th-VT, 3rd-UB, 3rd-BB, 2nd-FX
Gander Memorial: 1st-AA
Swiss Cup: 4th-VT, 3rd-UB, 1st-BB, 4th FX
World Championships: 1st-UB
Olympic Games: 6th-Team, 12th-AA

Cottbus International: 2nd-UB
World Championships: 30th-AA


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Results are taken from Score for Score, The Gymternet, GymnasticGreats, My Meet Scores, Gymn-Forum, the official websites of various national gymnastics federations, newspaper clippings, classic gymnastics magazines, and in some cases, were provided by the gymnasts themselves. An explanation for the meaning of these undefined symbols can be found here.

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