Elena Anyushina (RUS)

Elena Anyushina (RUS)

RURussian Federation
Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
08 December 1993
177 cm
68 kg
Bronnitsy, RUS
Athlete, Student


General Interest

Lena (Facebook profile, 23 Feb 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fifth in K2 500m at the 2015 World Championships in Milan, Italy, and winning gold in K2 500m at the 2015 European Junior Championships in Bascov, Romania. (Athlete, 06 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Yakov Kostyuchenko. (Athlete, 06 Apr 2016)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 21 Dec 2015)
Other information
The International Canoe Federation [ICF] withdrew her suspension on 09 August 2016, making her eligible to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The ICF had originally banned her after she was named in the McLaren report. (tas-cas.org, 11 Aug 2016; ICF, 25 Jul 2016)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began kayaking at age 14 in Bronnitsy, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Moscow Region Centre of Olympic Sports: Russia
Name of coach
Yakov Kostyuchenko [personal], RUS, from 2008


Olympic GamesK1 500mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro18 August 20162016Women1:57.2029Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK2 500mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro16 August 20162016Women1:46.3195Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Women1:42.3855Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Women1:44.7979Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Women1:32.3166Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mRussia, Moscow26 June 20162016Women1:43.9364Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Women40.0729Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Women1:48.4286Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mCzech Republic, Racice2 May 20152015Women1:37.8043Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Women1:45.8344Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mGermany, Brandenburg12 July 20142014Women1:32.3663Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho15 June 20132013Women1:37.3547Best result