Elena Mikhailovna Bilosyuk (until summer 2023 – Pidgrushnaya) – Ukrainian biathlete, Honored Master of Sports of Ukraine, champion of the Olympic Games in Sochi, world champion, 5-time European champion, winner and medalist of the Biathlon World Cup stages. From March 25, 2014 to April 8, 2015 – Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine.
Place of Birth. Education. Elena Pidgrushnaya was born on January 9, 1987 in Legnica, Poland. Graduated from Ternopil National Pedagogical University (teacher of physical culture and sports). Postgraduate student of the Lviv State University of Physical Education.
Sports career. In favor of the Kolos sports society. The first and current coach is Igor Pochinok, the coach (of the national team) is Evgeny Kolupaev.
Among the sporting achievements – the winner of the World Cup stage in Oberhof (relay), bronze medalist of the 2006 World Championship among juniors and youths, silver medalist of the 2007 European Championship among juniors, gold medalist in the relay team of the 2009 European Championship (Ufa, Russia), silver medalist in the relay team of the 2010 European Championship (Otepää, Estonia), winner of the sprint in Canmore 2016 (Canada).
At the 2011 World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, she won silver in the 4×6 km relay, but due to an anti-doping rule violation by Oksana Khvostenko, the International Biathlon Union deprived the Ukrainian women’s relay four of the second place.
At the 2013 World Championships, she received 3 medals: gold in the sprint, silver in the relay and bronze in the pursuit.
At the Sochi 2014 Olympics, she won gold in the 4 x 6 km relay race (the Ukrainian team competed with Yulia Jimi, Vita Semerenko, Valentina Semerenko and Elena Pidgrushna).
After the Olympic Games in Sochi, she took a break from sports and resigned from the Lviv State University of Internal Affairs.
Since April 2014 – Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine.
On March 26, 2015, she decided to return to biathlon and left the post of Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine.
Narada. She was awarded the Order of Princess Olga II and III degrees.
Hobbies… Embroidery, music, dancing.
Personal life. Married. First spouse – Oleksiy Kaida, People’s Deputy of Ukraine, member of the VO “Svoboda”.
On June 5, 2023, she got married and took her husband’s surname – Bilosyuk.