Anzhela Balakhonova

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Anzhela Anatoliyivna Balakhonova (Ukrainian: Анжела Анатоліївна Балахонова, born December 18, 1972) is a retired female pole vaulter from Ukraine who won the silver medal at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics. She held the European record, and formerly held the world indoor record. She finished 6th at the 2004 Summer Olympics.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Ukraine
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 7th 3.85 m
1997 Universiade Catania, Italy 4th 4.10 m
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 1st 4.45 m
Goodwill Games Uniondale, United States 4th 4.20 m
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 4.31 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 2nd 4.55 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 12th NM
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal NM
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 13th (q) 4.25 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 6th 4.40 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 20th (q) 4.15 m

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