Olga Strazheva (URS)

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1986 Jr. European Championships: 2nd AA, 1st FX, 2nd BB
1986 Goodwill Games: 1st T
1986 USSR Cup: 3rd AA, 1st UB, 2nd BB, 2nd FX
1987 American Cup: 2nd AA
1987 Int'l Mixed Pairs: 2nd T
1987 Moscow News: 2nd AA
1987 USSR Championships: 7th AA
1987 USSR Cup: 2nd UB
1988 Konica Cup: 1st AA
1988 Moscow News: 3rd AA, 2nd V, 1st FX
1988 Olympic Games: 1st T
1988 USA vs USSR: 1st T, 2nd AA
1988 USSR Championships: 1st AA
1988 USSR Cup: 6th AA
1989 European Championships: 3rd AA, 6th V, 2nd UB, 7th FX
1989 Leningrad International: 2nd AA, 1st UB, 1st FX
1989 USSR Championships: 18th AA
1989 USSR Cup: 1st AA, 3rd V, 3rd UB
1989 World Championships: 1st T, 3rd AA, 3rd UB
1990 Dutch Open

The majority of these results were compiled from information found at Gymn Forum

Born in Zaporozhie, USSR and training under Viktoria and Alexander Zaruba, Olga Strazheva first became a major international player in women's elite gymnastics in 1986. In that year, she placed second in Jr. Europeans. She missed making the Soviet team for the 1987 World Championships, but was a member of the 1988 Olympic team.

A serious contender for the AA, she did not have an opportunity to complete the 1988 Olympic competition due to an injury she incurred while performing on beam in the team competition. In 1989 however, Olga was able to show the world her unique style and ability when she placed third in the AA at the 1989 World Championships. She retired in 1990 after struggling with some previous injuries.

Following her retirement from gymnastics, Strazheva joined a circus company. Today, she and her young daughter perform together in a German circus.

Strazheva was born on November 12, 1972.

. This page was created on April 29th, 1999 and last updated on August 6, 2002.