Yelena Volkova (swimmer)

Yelena Volkova (Елена Юрьевна Волкова), born 27 May 1968, is a former swimmer from the Soviet Union who won the gold medal in the 200 meters breaststroke at the 1991 World Aquatics Championships in Perth, Australia.[2] She represented the Soviet Union at the 1988 Olympics where she finished 5th in the 100 meters breaststroke, and the Unified Team at the 1992 Olympics.

Yelena Volkova
Personal information
Full nameYelena Yuryevna Volkova[1]
Born (1968-05-27) May 27, 1968
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)

Personal life

Volkova's husband Gennadiy Prigoda was also an Olympic swimmer.[3] Elena Volkova and Gennadiy Prigoda has a son named Kirill Prigoda, who competed in the men's 100 metre breaststroke event at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[4]


  1. "Yelena Volkova". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2015-09-11. Retrieved 2015-08-21.
  2. "HistoFINA SWIMMING MEDALLISTS AND STATISTICS AT FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (50M)" (PDF). FINA. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-08-24. Retrieved 2015-08-21.
  3. Елена Вайцеховская (2015-08-03). "Геннадий Пригода, Елена Волкова: "Мы не тащим в дом ни спорт, ни конфликты"". Спорт-Экспресс. Archived from the original on 2016-11-08.
  4. "Kirill Prigoda". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-06. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
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