Irina Abysova was an internationally known Open Water or Long Distance swimmer before she turned to triathlon in 2002. In 2003, 2007, 2009 and 2010 she won the Russian Triathlon Championships and she took part in the Olympics 2008 in Beijing. She is also a permanent member of the Russian National Team.
rina Abysova started her career as an outstanding athlete at the age of six when she was admitted to the aquatic section of the so-called Olympic Village in Moscow. At 13 years old she entered the elite sports school called Pioneer Palace and two years later she joined the prestigious МССУОР, a vocational school designed to produce Olympic sportsmen and sportswomen. In 1999 Irina Abysova, also decorated with the title “Master of Sports," went on to the РГАФК, the Sports University of Moscow (now РГУФКСиТ).
In 2001 Abysova won the open water or long distance swimming silver medal (10 km) in Fukuoka. In 2002, however, she felt that her career as a swimmer might come to an end and turned to triathlon, winning the Russian Triathlon Championship in the subsequent year. In 2003 Abysova joined the sports club Ozërki and concluded her university studies. In 2005, one year after having become a proud mother, she won the Russian Winter Triathlon Championships and was also active in the elite section
of the German club TUS Griesheim. At the Olympics in Beijing in 2008 Abysova had a bad bicycle accident and was seriously injured. In 2009 the French triathlon club TOC Cesson Sevigne mentioned her among its international elite stars but Abysova did not take part in the prestigious French Club Championship Series Lyonnaise des Eaux.
In the eight years from 2003 to 2010, Irina Abysova took part in 51 ITU competitions and achieved 16 top ten positions.
|2nd - 2009 World Cup||Tiszaújváros|
|2nd - 2010 Premium European Cup||Eilat|
|3rd - 2005 Premium European Cup||Holten|
|3rd - 2010 European Cup||Antalya|
|4th - 2005 Premium European Cup||Alanya|
|4th - 2007 Premium European Cup||Holten|
|4th - 2010 Premium European Cup||Almere|
|5th - 2008 European Cup||Vienna|
|7th - 2003 European Cup||Alanya|
|7th - 2006 World Cup||Aqaba|
|7th - 2008 BG World Cup||Tongyeong|
|8th - 2009 European Championships||Holten|
|9th - 2008 BG World Cup||Ishigaki|
|9th - 2009 Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Hamburg|
|10th - 2008 European Championships||Lisbon|
|10th - 2010 World Cup||Tiszaújváros|