Liz Parnov is the second eldest daughter of Alex and Nadia Parnov. Liz is a prominent pole vaulter with many records already to her name.
Liz is a Russian-born Australian athlete who competed in the pole vault and qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Parnov registered her best height of 4.4m which meant that she was 12th in her qualifier. She was eliminated from the qualifiers in controversial circumstances as the rain tumbled.
Who is Alex Parnov’s daughter?
Elizaveta “Liz” Parnov was born in Moscow, Russia, to her parents, Alex and Nadia Parnov. She comes from a family of athletes, particularly pole vaulters.
Her Father, Alex, was a world-class pole vaulter before coaching stars of the sport, including Paul Burgess, Emma George, Steve Hooker, Tatiana Grigorieva, Dmitri Markov, Viktor Chistiakov, etc.
Alex now coaches his four daughters, including Liz. Liz’s mother, Nadia, is a former track hurdler, and her parents were both star Olympians — Father Valentine Tchistiakov and mother Natalia Pechenkina.
The Parnov family moved to Australia in 1996 when Liz was two. She began competitive pole vaulting at age nine when she vaulted 2.65m.
Liz set two world age bests, 3.15m and 3.64m, at 11 and 12 years, respectively. She cleared 4m days after her 14th birthday in 2008.
In 2010, the Russian-Australian competed at the first Youth Olympic Games, winning silver after jumping 4.40m.
She has won many more medals and achievements, including silver medals at the 2011 Oceania Youth Championships and 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics.