Galina Chistyakova

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Galina Chistyakova
Personal information
Native nameГалина Валентиновна Чистякова
Full nameGalina Valentinovna Chistyakova
NationalityRussian / Slovak
Born (1962-07-26) 26 July 1962 (age 57)
Izmail, Ukrainian SSR
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight53 kg (117 lb)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Long jump, triple jump
Club CSKA Moscow
Coached byVyatscheslav 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. [1] 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. [2] This mark was bettered by Dana Velďáková. Married to retired triple jumper Aleksander Beskrovnyi, the couple now lives in Slovakia.

International competitions

Representing Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1984 Friendship Games Moscow, Soviet Union3rdLong jump7.11 m
1985 European Indoor Championships Athens, Greece 1stLong jump7.02 m
World Cup Canberra, Australia2ndLong jump7.00 m
1986 Goodwill Games Moscow, Soviet Union1stLong jump7.27 m
European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 2ndLong jump7.09 m
1987 European Indoor Championships Liévin, France 2ndLong jump6.89 m
World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States4thLong jump6.66 m
World Championships Rome, Italy5thLong jump 6.99 m
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2ndLong jump7.24 m
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 3rdLong jump 7.11 m
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 1stLong jump6.98 m
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 1stLong jump6.98 m
World Cup Barcelona Spain1stLong jump7.10 m
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, Scotland 1stLong jump6.85 m
1stTriple jump14.14 m
Representing Flag of the CIS.svg  CIS
1992 World Cup Havana, Cuba2ndTriple jump13.67 m
Representing Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States23rd (q)Long jump 6.33 m


Personal records [3]
Long jump Outdoors7.52 m (+1.4 m/s) WR Leningrad 11 June 1988
Indoor7.30 m Lipetsk 28 January 1989
Triple jump Outdoors14.76 m (+0.9 m/s) Lucerne 27 June 1995
Indoor14.45 m Lipetsk 29 January 1989

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  1. Track and Field - Long Jump Women's World Records
  2. National Records - top 30 countries in women's triple jump Archived June 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine - The Athletics Site
  3. "Athlete profile". Retrieved 13 August 2014.
Preceded by
Flag of East Germany.svg Heike Drechsler
Flag of the United States.svg Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Women's Long Jump World Record Holder
11 June 1988
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Li Huirong
Women's Triple Jump World Record Holder
Not officially ratified by the IAAF

2 July 1989 – 25 August 1990
Succeeded by
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Li Huirong
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Flag of the United States.svg Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Flag of Germany.svg Heike Drechsler