Meet Elena Zamolodchikova, a Russian professional gymnast who is a two-time Olympian and is said to be one of the greatest gymnasts of all times. See photos, video and a biography of Elena Zamolodchikova here.
Elena Zamolodchikova, or ‘Zamo’ as she is called by people, is an expert in the Women’s artistic gymnastics and is also one of the very few women who have successfully completed the double double on floor.
As a biography, Elena Zamolodchikova was born on September 19, 1982 in Moscow, Russia so her age is 26. She has been in the arena from the age of six and took part in her first major competition World Gymnastics Championships at the age of 16, winning the gold in her first event.
‘Zamo’ starred in the 2000 European Championships in Paris with exceptional abilities and won the Team gold in the all-round event and silver in vault finals. She has two gold, three silver and two bronze medals to her name in the World Championships from 1999 to 2006. Elena also won the World vault title in 2002 and the European Championships gold in the same year.
She made two appearances in the Olympics in 2000 and 2004. During the Sydney Olympics, she won two gold medals in floor exercise and vault, beside winning a silver in the Team event. In Athens, her team could only manage a bronze.
Apart from gymnastics, she likes to read books, roller skate and collect porcelain miniatures.
More photos and a video of Elena Zamolodchikova are below.
Elena Zamolodchikova Video