|Native name||Галина Валентиновна Чистякова|
|Full name||Galina Valentinovna Chistyakova|
|Nationality||Russian / Slovak|
|Born||26 July 1962|
Izmail, Ukrainian SSR
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||53 kg (117 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Event(s)||Long jump, triple jump|
|Coached by||Vyatscheslav Sokolow|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||Long jump: 7.52 m WR |
Triple jump: 14.76 m
|Updated on 13 August 2014.|
Galina Valentinovna Chistyakova (Russian : Галина Валентиновна Чистякова, Slovak : Galina Čisťaková; born 26 July 1962) is a retired athlete who represented the Soviet Union and later Slovakia. She is the current world record holder in the long jump, jumping 7.52 metres on 11 June 1988. She is the 1988 Olympic bronze medallist and the 1989 World Indoor champion. She is also a former world record holder (pre IAAF) in the triple jump with 14.52 metres in 1989.
Born in Izmail, Ukrainian SSR, Chistyakovahe trained at Burevestnik in Moscow. Competing in long jump, Galina Chistyakova won the 1985 European Indoor Championships and a silver medal at the European Championships one year later. In 1988 she managed to win an Olympic bronze medal in Seoul as well as jumping 7.52 metres, the current world record for women.More gold medals at Indoor Championships followed, and in 1990 she even won the first triple jump event held at the European Indoor Championships. Later that year she underwent a knee operation but never returned to her old form.
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union she became a Russian citizen. At the end of her career she received Slovak citizenship and represented Slovakia. She used to hold the Slovak triple jump record with 14.41 metres, achieved in July 1996 in London.This mark was bettered by Dana Velďáková. Married to retired triple jumper Aleksander Beskrovnyi, the couple now lives in Slovakia.
|1984||Friendship Games||Moscow, Soviet Union||3rd||Long jump||7.11 m|
|1985||European Indoor Championships||Athens, Greece||1st||Long jump||7.02 m|
|World Cup||Canberra, Australia||2nd||Long jump||7.00 m|
|1986||Goodwill Games||Moscow, Soviet Union||1st||Long jump||7.27 m|
|European Championships||Stuttgart, West Germany||2nd||Long jump||7.09 m|
|1987||European Indoor Championships||Liévin, France||2nd||Long jump||6.89 m|
|World Indoor Championships||Indianapolis, United States||4th||Long jump||6.66 m|
|World Championships||Rome, Italy||5th||Long jump||6.99 m|
|1988||European Indoor Championships||Budapest, Hungary||2nd||Long jump||7.24 m|
|Olympic Games||Seoul, South Korea||3rd||Long jump||7.11 m|
|1989||European Indoor Championships||The Hague, Netherlands||1st||Long jump||6.98 m|
|World Indoor Championships||Budapest, Hungary||1st||Long jump||6.98 m|
|World Cup||Barcelona Spain||1st||Long jump||7.10 m|
|1990||European Indoor Championships||Glasgow, Scotland||1st||Long jump||6.85 m|
|1st||Triple jump||14.14 m|
|1992||World Cup||Havana, Cuba||2nd||Triple jump||13.67 m|
|1996||Olympic Games||Atlanta, United States||23rd (q)||Long jump||6.33 m|
|Long jump||Outdoors||7.52 m (+1.4 m/s) WR||Leningrad||11 June 1988|
|Indoor||7.30 m||Lipetsk||28 January 1989|
|Triple jump||Outdoors||14.76 m (+0.9 m/s)||Lucerne||27 June 1995|
|Indoor||14.45 m||Lipetsk||29 January 1989|
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|Preceded by|| Women's Long Jump World Record Holder |
11 June 1988 —
|Preceded by|| Women's Triple Jump World Record Holder |
Not officially ratified by the IAAF
2 July 1989 – 25 August 1990
|Preceded by|| Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance |