PARNOVA Elizaveta < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 09 May 1994 in Moscow, RUS
Height1.77 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Perth, WA, AUS
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, Russian
Higher education University of Western Australia: Crawley, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up athletics at age seven.
Why this sport? She wanted to follow her aunt Tatiana Grigorieva and older sister Vicky into the sport.
Club / Team Western Australian Institute of Sport [WAIS]: Perth, WA, AUS
Name of coach Alex Parnov [father]
Coach from which country? Russia
Coach from what year? 2000
General Interest
Hobbies Spending time on the beach and in cafes. (olympics.com.au, 26 Jun 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (olympics.com.au, 26 Jun 2012)
Hero / Idol Australian pole vaulter Steve Hooker. (insidesport.com.au, 01 May 2012)
Awards and honours She was the flag bearer for Australia at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. (insidesport.com.au, 01 May 2012)
Famous relatives Her father Alex Parnov has acted as her coach. Her sister Vicki is an elite pole vaulter, while her aunt Tatiana Grigorieva won the silver medal in the pole vault at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Her grandmother Natalie Tchistiakova won a 400m bronze medal at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. (theaustralia.com.au, 06 Mar 2012)
Other information YOUNG REPRESENTATIVE
She competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, at age 15. (theaustralian.com.au, 06 Mar 2012)