Shushunova, Elena (1969–)

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Shushunova, Elena (1969–)

Soviet gymnast. Name variations: Yelena. Born May 23, 1969, in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia.

Won USSR Cup (1983, 1985–88), Moscow News (1985, 1988), World Cup (1986), USSR nationals and University Games (1987), and French International (1988); at European championships, won gold medals for all-around, vault, uneven bars and floor exercise and a bronze for beam (1985) and a bronze in all-around and a gold in vault (1987); at World championships, won gold medals in all-around, team, and vault, a silver in floor, and a bronze in beam (1985) and gold medals in vault and floor (1987); at Seoul Olympics, won a bronze medal in uneven bars, silver medal in balance beam, and gold medals in indiv. all-around and team all-around (1988).