Elena Lashmanova

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Elena Lashmanova
Elena Lashmanova London 2012.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Russian
Born (1992-04-09) April 9, 1992 (age 23)
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 48 kg (106 lb)
Country  Russia
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Racewalking

Elena Lashmanova (Russian: Елена Лашманова, born April 9, 1992 in Mordovia) is a Russian race walker. In her Olympic debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Lashmanova won gold in the women's 20 kilometres walk in world record time.

Lashmanova had a positive doping test announced 22 June, 2014, one of a large number of russian race-walkers to test positive, and has been suspended for 2 years.[1] She will come off of the doping suspension in time to defend her Olympic gold medal.[2] She joined over a dozen other elite Russian race walkers all coached by Viktor Chegin to receive doping suspensions.

She was alleged to have competed on 30 December 2014 despite the drug suspension. If proven her ban could be extended for a further two years.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Russia
2009 World Youth Championships Brixen, Italy 1st 5000 m track walk 22:55.45
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 1st 10000 m track walk 44:11.90
2011 European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 1st 10000 m track walk 40:43.73 (WJR)
2012 World Race Walking Cup Saransk, Russia 1st 20 km walk 1:27:38
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 1st 20 km walk 1:25:02 (WR)
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 1st 20 km walk 1:27:08


  1. ^ "Elena Lashmanova, Olympic champion in the 20 km walk, suspended two years," La Dernière Heure (June 22, 2014). Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  2. ^ "Disqualification," Russian Athletics (June 21, 2014). Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "IAAF investigating Russian Olympic gold medallist Elena Lashmanova," The Guardian (January 14, 2015). Retrieved March 6, 2015.

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Preceded by
Vera Sokolova
Women's 20 km world record holder
August 11, 2012 – present
Succeeded by