Larysa Berezhna

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Larysa Berezhna (Ukrainian : Лариса Бережна, also Russian : Лариса Бережная - Larisa Berezhnaya; born 28 February 1961) is a retired long jumper, born in Kiev, who represented USSR and later Ukraine. She first gained recognition with a bronze medal at the 1989 World Indoor Championships and a fourth place at the 1990 European Championships. In 1991 she won a gold medal at the World Indoor Championships and a bronze medal at the outdoor World Championships. The same year she jumped 7.24 metres, which puts her 14th in the all-time performers list. She competed at the 1992 Olympic Games but was forced to withdraw during the qualifying round due to injury.

International competitions

YearCompetitionVenuePositionNotes
Representing Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1986 Goodwill Games Moscow, Soviet Union7th6.69 m
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd6.82 m
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 4th6.93 m
Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 2nd6.61 m
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 1st6.84 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 3rd7.11 m
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 1st7.00 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain(q)no mark
Representing Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 5th6.74 m
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 2nd6.98 m

Note: At the 1992 Olympics, Berezhna had one foul in the qualifying round before withdrawing from the competition.



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