Tatyana Kalmykova

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Tatyana Kalmykova
Personal information
Full name Tatyana Vasilyevna Kalmykova
Nationality  Russia
Born (1990-01-10) 10 January 1990 (age 24)
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Weight 48 kg (106 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Race walking

Tatyana Vasilyevna Kalmykova (Russian: Татьяна Васильевна Калмыкова; born January 10, 1990) is a female Russian race walker.[1] She represented Russia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and competed in the women's 20 km race walk, along with her teammates Tatyana Sibileva and Olga Kaniskina, who eventually won the gold medal for this event. In spite of tumultuous rains, Kalmykova did not hinder her chances of racing around a 20 km walk; however, she received a final warning (a total of three red cards) for not following the proper form during the 14 km lap, and was subsequently disqualified.[2]

Kalmykova had won gold medal for the 10 km race walk (junior division) at the 2008 IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Cheboksary. She also defended two titles and set world junior records for the 5 km track walk at the IAAF World Youth Championships in 2005 and in 2007.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tatyana Kalmykova". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Women's 20km Walk". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "World youth best for Kalmykova in Ostrava". IAAF. 12 July 2007. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 

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