Olga Kuzenkova

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Olga Kuzenkova
Medal record
Women's athletics
Competitor for  Russia
Olympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens Hammer
Silver 2000 Sydney Hammer
World Championships
Disqualified 2005 Helsinki Hammer
Silver 1999 Seville Hammer
Silver 2001 Edmonton Hammer
Silver 2003 Paris Hammer

Olga Sergeyevna Kuzenkova (Russian: Ольга Серге́евна Кузенкова; born 4 October 1970 in Smolensk) is a Russian athlete, the first woman to throw the hammer more than 70 meters. She has tested positive for doping.

She won gold in the women's hammer throw event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

She trained with Aleksandr Seleznyov.[1]

Doping[edit]

In 2012, her samples from the 2004 Olympics were retested, and she tested positive for anabolic steroids; subsequently she was under investigation by the International Amateur Athletics Federation.[2] In 2013, samples from the 2005 World Championships were retested and Kuzenkova was found to have been doping there as well.[3] In March 2013, she was banned from competitions for two years.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "RusAthletics page" (in Russian). Retrieved 2007-04-27. 
  2. ^ "Olympic 2004 champion Kuzenkova fails drugs test". The Star. Reuters. 2012-12-15. Retrieved 2012-12-15. 
  3. ^ "Russia should not hold World Championship - Jade Johnson". BBC. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ Fyodorov, Gennady (April 2, 2012). "Kuzenkova and Krivelyova get two-year bans for doping". Reuters. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
Records
Preceded by
Romania Mihaela Melinte
Women's Hammer World Record Holder
5 June 1995 – 3 March 1997
Succeeded by
Romania Mihaela Melinte
Preceded by
Romania Mihaela Melinte
Women's Hammer World Record Holder
11 June 1997 – 13 May 1999
Succeeded by
Romania Mihaela Melinte