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Galina Chistyakova
Personal information
Native name Галина Валентиновна Чистякова
Full name Galina Valentinovna Chistyakova
Nationality Russian / Slovak
Born (1962-07-26) 26 July 1962 (age 60)
Izmail, Ukrainian SSR
Height 1.69 m
Weight 53 kg
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Long jump, triple jump
Club CSKA Moscow
Coached by Vyatscheslav Sokolow
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Long jump: 7.52 m WR
Triple jump: 14.76 m
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Bronze 1988 Seoul Long jump
European Championships
Silver 1986 Stuttgart Long jump
World Indoor Championships
Gold 1989 Budapest Long jump
European Indoor Championships
Gold 1985 Athens Long jump
Gold 1989 The Hague Long jump
Gold 1990 Glasgow Long jump
Gold 1990 Glasgow Triple jump
Silver 1987 Liévin Long jump
Silver 1988 Budapest Long jump
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 medalist 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, Chistyakova 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.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Soviet Union
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
Representing  CIS
1992 World Cup Havana, Cuba 2nd Triple jump 13.67 m
Representing  Slovakia
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 23rd (q) Long jump 6.33 m


Personal records
Test Performance Place Date
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

See also

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