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

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, 2nd BB, 4th UB, 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 B, 2nd-FX
Gander Memorial: 1st AA
Swiss Cup: 4th V, 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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