Yelena Naimushina, Russian gymnast, Died at 52

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Yelena Arkadyevna Naimushina was born on November 19, 1964, and died on March 14, 2017.

She was a Soviet gymnast.

Yelena competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in all artistic gymnastics events and won a gold medal with the Soviet team.

Naimushina best achievement was fifth place in the floor exercise.

Naimushina won a silver team medal at the 1979 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

She retired in 1981.

She got married to Andris, a Latvian cyclist whom she met in 1980.

Yelena resided in Latvia, for 15 years where she gave birth to sons Tom and Phillip and daughter Linda-Anna.

The couple later divorced and Naimushina returned to Russia.

Yelena performed in the sports show All Stars of Dynamo managed by Mikhail Voronin, between 1990 and 1993

Later, Naimushina married a second time, to gymnastics coach Sergey Grigoryev, and moved to Tula, Russia, where they trained children.

Yelena former coach Valentin Shevchuk said the death was unexpected.

Yelena Naimushina passed away at 52 years old.

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