Nataliya Pohrebnyak

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Nataliya Pohrebnyak
Personal information
Born 19 February 1988 (1988-02-19) (age 26)
Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine

Nataliya Olehivna Pohrebniak (Ukrainian: Наталія Олегівна Погребняк, born 19 February 1988) is a Ukrainian sprint athlete who specializes in the 100 metres. Pohrebniak was part (with Yelizaveta Bryzhina, Mariya Ryemyen and Olesya Povh) of the Ukrainian women's 4x100m that won gold during the 2010 European Athletics with 42.29 – the fastest time in the world that year.[1]

Biography[edit]

Pohrebnyak was born in the Kharkiv Oblast, and represents the club Dynamo Kharkiv.[2] In the 100 metres she finished fourth at the 2007 European Junior Championships,[3] and won the silver medal at the 2009 European U23 Championships.[4] In the 200 metres she finished seventh at the 2009 European U23 Championships.[5] She also competed at the 2004 and 2006 World Junior Championships and the 2007 and 2009 World Championships, as well as the 2008 Olympic Games.[6] In the Olympic 100 metres race she placed fourth in her first round heat, which normally meant elimination. However, her time of 11.60 was among the ten fastest losing times, resulting in a second round spot. There she failed to qualify for the semi finals as her time of 11.55 was the eighth time of her race.[2]

In the 4 x 100 metres relay she won a silver medal at the 2007 European Junior Championships,[7] and competed at the 2009 World Championships without reaching the final.[8] At the 2007 World Championships the Ukrainian team failed to finish the race,[9] and at the 2008 Olympic Games it was disqualified.[2] Disqualification also occurred at the 2004 World Junior Championships.[10] At the 2009 European U23 Championships the team again failed to finish the race.[11]

Her personal best times are 11.17 seconds in the 100 metres, achieved in May 2011 in Yalta; and 23.44 seconds in the 200 metres, achieved in July 2008 in Yalta.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Tomlinson secures European long jump bronze, BBC (August 1, 2010)
  2. ^ a b c "Nataliya Pohrebniak". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "European Athletics Junior Championships Hengelo, Netherlands 19–22 July 2007 Results – day 2" (pdf). European Athletics. p. 15. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Results 100m Women". European Athletics. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Results 200m Women". European Athletics. 18 July 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Nataliya Pohrebnyak profile at IAAF
  7. ^ "European Athletics Junior Championships Hengelo, Netherlands 19–22 July 2007 Results – day 4" (pdf). European Athletics. p. 17. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Women 4x100m Relay Athletics World Championship 2009 Berlin (GER)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "4x100 Metres Relay – W Heats". IAAF. 1 September 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "4x100 Metres Relay – W Semi-Final". IAAF. 17 July 2004. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "Results 4x100m Relay Women". European Athletics. 19 July 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2010.