Anna Alminova

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Anna Alminova
Anna Alminova Turin 2009 cropped.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Russian
Born (1985-01-17) 17 January 1985 (age 29)
Kirov
Height 1.65 metres (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 50 kilograms (110 lb)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) 800 metres, 1500 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

800m: 1:57.86

1500m: 3:57.35

Anna Alminova (born 17 January 1985) is a Russian middle distance runner who specializes in the 1500 metres. She was the European indoor champion in the 1500 m in 2009.

Career[edit]

In the 800 metres, she finished fifth at the 2003 World Youth Championships. In the 1500 metres, she won the silver medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships, finished eighth at the 2005 European Indoor Championships and eleventh at the 2008 Olympic Games. At the 2009 European Indoor Championships she won the gold medal in the 1500 m. She reached the semi-finals of the event at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics in August and was seventh at the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Final.

She had her best ever global level performance in Doha at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships, running 4:09.81 for seventh place in the 1500 m final. However, she tested positive for pseudoephedrine at the championships as a result of having taken an over-the-counter medicine to treat a cold. She received a ban for three months – a light sentence to reflect the low-level seriousness of the drug and that she had not ingested the substance for competitive reasons.[1]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time Date
800 m (outdoor) 1:57.86 2009
1000 m (outdoor) 2:38.38 2006
1500 m (outdoor) 3:57.65 2010
Mile run 4:20.86 2007
2000 m (outdoor) 5:40.99 2009
3000 m (outdoor) 8:40.63 2009
800 m (indoor) 2:02.04 2010
1000 m (indoor) 2:34.30 2009
1500 m (indoor) 4:02.23 2009
2000 m (indoor) 5:48.25 2010
3000 m (indoor) 8:28.49 2009

Last updated July 16, 2010.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event
2001 World Youth Championships Debrecen, Hungary 5th 800 m
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 2nd 1500 m
2005 European Athletics Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 8th 1500 m
2008 Summer Olympics Beijing, China 11th 1500 m
2009 European Athletics Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 1st 1500 m
6th 3000 m
European Team Championships Leiria, Portugal 1st 1500 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 10th (semis) 1500 m
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 7th 1500 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 7th 1500 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 6th 1500 m

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Russian runner escapes with three-month ban . The Globe and Mail (2010-04-27). Retrieved on 2010-04-27.

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