World silver medalist Elena Pirozhkova profiled in USOC website featureElena Pirohkova hits an inside trip on two-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho of Japan during 2010 World Championships in Moscow, Russia. Larry Slater photo.
2010 World silver medalist Elena Pirozhkova (Colorado Springs, Colo./Gator WC) was profiled in an extensive feature on the U.S. Olympic Committee's website, TeamUSA.org.
The article, written by Drew Silverman of Red Line Editorial, covers many aspects of Pirozhkova's rise to success. The story mentions her birth in Russia, her youth in Massachusetts, her move to the U.S. Olympic Training Center after high school and the road to the podium at the World Championships.
The story also explains why winning her first World medal with the event hosted in Russia was so meaningful.
Click here for TeamUSA.org profile on Elena Pirozhkova