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Anna Chicherova is a Russian high jumper who won the gold medal at 2012 London Olympics

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BirthdayJuly 22, 1982
NationalityArmenian
FamousOlympic Athlete, Sportspersons, Athletes
SpousesGennadiy Chernovol
Known asAnna Vladimirovna Chicherova
Childrens Nika Chernovol
Birth PlaceYerevan
Height180cm
GenderFemale
FatherVladimir Checherov
Sun SignCancer
Born inYerevan
Famous asOlympic athlete

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Who is Anna Chicherova?

Anna Chicherova is a Russian high jumper who won the gold medal at 2012 London Olympics. She also won the gold medal at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Apart from this she won a silver medal at the 2007 and 2009 World Championships and a bronze medal at the 2013 World Championship. Anna was focused on her athletic career since childhood days. She won her first major title, World Youth Championships, held in Bydgoszcz, at the age of 16. Right after that, she won several major titles such as, the European Junior Championships, Universiade, and the World Indoor Championships. She was the Russian High Jump Champion for six consecutive years and was also a leading name in athletics for several years, until she missed the 2010 season due to her pregnancy. However, she soon made her come back and once again established herself as the world’s leading female high jumper in the 2011 season. She achieved her personal best jump and the Russian national record of 2.07 metres on her 29th birthday, at the Russian track and field Championships

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Childhood & Early Life

Anna Chicherova was born on July 22, 1982 in the Yerevan region of Soviet Union. She belonged to a family with sports background as her father was a professional high jumper himself. Anna started her trainings in high jump from the early age of 7 under the guidance of her father.

Her training sessions went smoothly, until Soviet Union collapsed and her family had to move to a small Russian town, Belaya Klitva, in Rostov. There, Anna pursued her trainings under the guidance of coach Alexei Bondarenko, as her father had to seek an alternative livelihood of a railway station worker.

Career

Anna Chicherova started her athletic career at the early age of 16 when she joined the Russian Sports Academy. Here, she was trained under the guidance of Alexander Fetisov. Under his guidance, she won the 1999 World Youth Championships, held in Bydgoszcz, Poland, with a jump of 1.89 m.

In the 2000 World Junior Championships, held in Santiago, Chile, she achieved the 4th position with a jump of 1.85 m.

By 2002, her personal best was 1.92 meters which was only 3cm higher than her jump at the 1999 World Youth Championship meet. During this time, she asked Yevgeny Zagorluko to coach her and she started training under his guidance.

In 2003, Anna’s career took a major turn when she improved her personal best in high jumps by 12 cm and won the Christmas Cup in Yekaterinburg, with a jump of 2.04m. In the same year, she came 3rd at the World Indoor Championships, held in Birmingham, with a jump of 1.99m and won gold at the Military World Games in Catania, Italy, with a jump of 1.89m.

In 2004, she won silver medal at the World Indoor Championships in Budapest, Hungary, with a jump of 2.0m. She participated in 2004 Athens Olympics but her performance was not much to be said about and she finished sixth.

In 2005, she won gold medals at European Indoor Championships (2.01m), held in Madrid, Spain and Universiade (1.90m), held in Izmir, Turkey.

In the 2007 World Championships, held in Osaka, Japan, she won silver medal with her jump of 2.03m

She participated in 2008 Beijing Olympics and bagged bronze medal with an effort of 2.03m

Anna once again bagged silver medal in the 2009 World Championships, held in Berlin, Germany. This time her effort was 2.02m.

She missed the 2010 season due to her pregnancy.

In the 2011 World Championships, held in Daegu, South Korea, she finally managed to win the gold medal, with a jump of 2.03m

The most significant victory of her career came in 2012, when she won the gold medal at the London Olympics, with a jump of 2.05m

In 2013, she won a bronze medal at the World Championships, held in Moscow, Russia with a jump of 1.97m.

Awards & Achievements

She won a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics and bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

She won a gold medal at 2011 World Championship and silver medals at 2007 and 2009 World Championships.

Personal Life & Legacy

Anna Chicherova is married to fellow athlete Gennadiy Chernovol. The couple had their baby daughter, Nika, in the year 2010.

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Anna Chicherova biography timelines

  • // 22nd Jul 1982
    Anna Chicherova was born on July 22, 1982 in the Yerevan region of Soviet Union. She belonged to a family with sports background as her father was a professional high jumper himself. Anna started her trainings in high jump from the early age of 7 under the guidance of her father.
  • // 1999
    Anna Chicherova started her athletic career at the early age of 16 when she joined the Russian Sports Academy. Here, she was trained under the guidance of Alexander Fetisov. Under his guidance, she won the 1999 World Youth Championships, held in Bydgoszcz, Poland, with a jump of 1.89 m.
  • // 1999 To 2002
    By 2002, her personal best was 1.92 meters which was only 3cm higher than her jump at the 1999 World Youth Championship meet. During this time, she asked Yevgeny Zagorluko to coach her and she started training under his guidance.
  • // 2000
    In the 2000 World Junior Championships, held in Santiago, Chile, she achieved the 4th position with a jump of 1.85 m.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, Anna’s career took a major turn when she improved her personal best in high jumps by 12 cm and won the Christmas Cup in Yekaterinburg, with a jump of 2.04m. In the same year, she came 3rd at the World Indoor Championships, held in Birmingham, with a jump of 1.99m and won gold at the Military World Games in Catania, Italy, with a jump of 1.89m.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, she won silver medal at the World Indoor Championships in Budapest, Hungary, with a jump of 2.0m. She participated in 2004 Athens Olympics but her performance was not much to be said about and she finished sixth.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, she won gold medals at European Indoor Championships (2.01m), held in Madrid, Spain and Universiade (1.90m), held in Izmir, Turkey.
  • // 2007
    In the 2007 World Championships, held in Osaka, Japan, she won silver medal with her jump of 2.03m
  • // 2007 To 2011
    She won a gold medal at 2011 World Championship and silver medals at 2007 and 2009 World Championships.
  • // 2008
    She participated in 2008 Beijing Olympics and bagged bronze medal with an effort of 2.03m
  • // 2008 To 2012
    She won a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics and bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
  • // 2009
    Anna once again bagged silver medal in the 2009 World Championships, held in Berlin, Germany. This time her effort was 2.02m.
  • // 2010
    She missed the 2010 season due to her pregnancy.
  • // 2010
    Anna Chicherova is married to fellow athlete Gennadiy Chernovol. The couple had their baby daughter, Nika, in the year 2010.
  • // 2011
    In the 2011 World Championships, held in Daegu, South Korea, she finally managed to win the gold medal, with a jump of 2.03m
  • // 2012
    The most significant victory of her career came in 2012, when she won the gold medal at the London Olympics, with a jump of 2.05m
  • // 2013
    In 2013, she won a bronze medal at the World Championships, held in Moscow, Russia with a jump of 1.97m.

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  • What is Anna Chicherova birthday?

    Anna Chicherova was born at 1982-07-22

  • Where is Anna Chicherova's birth place?

    Anna Chicherova was born in Yerevan

  • What is Anna Chicherova nationalities?

    Anna Chicherova's nationalities is Armenian

  • Who is Anna Chicherova spouses?

    Anna Chicherova's spouses is Gennadiy Chernovol

  • Who is Anna Chicherova childrens?

    Anna Chicherova's childrens is Nika Chernovol

  • How tall is Anna Chicherova?

    Anna Chicherova's height is 180

  • Who is Anna Chicherova's father?

    Anna Chicherova's father is Vladimir Checherov

  • What is Anna Chicherova's sun sign?

    Anna Chicherova is Cancer

  • How famous is Anna Chicherova?

    Anna Chicherova is famouse as Olympic athlete