Tatyana Lebedeva being interviewed at the 2007 World Championships
|Born||July 21, 1976|
|Height||1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (130 lb)|
|Updated on 15 August 2012.|
Tatyana Romanovna Lebedeva (Russian: Татьяна Романовна Лебедева, born July 21, 1976 in Sterlitamak, Bashkir ASSR) is a Russian athlete who competes in both the long jump and triple jump events. She is one of most successful athletes in the disciplines, having won gold medals at Olympic, world and European levels. She has a long jump best of 7.33 m and holds the indoor world record mark of 15.36 m in the triple jump.
Her first successes came in the triple jump in 2000, when she won European Indoor gold medal and a silver at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She became the World Champion the following year in addition to a silver medal at the world indoors. After retaining her triple jump title at the 2003 World Championships, she decided to take up the long jump as well. The move paid dividends: she broke the indoor world record in the triple jump at the 2004 World Indoor Championships and won a second gold in the long jump with a mark of 15.36. She won her first Olympic gold medal in the long jump event at the 2004 Athens Olympics and also won the bronze in the triple jump competition.
In 2005, she missed the World Championships due to injury, but became the sole winner of the IAAF Golden League jackpot, a bonus of USD 1 million awarded to athletes who win their event at each of six designated European summer meets. That year, she concentrated on the triple jump.
An injury forced her out of the 2005 World Championships but she excelled on the IAAF Golden League circuit: she went undefeated and received the entire jackpot prize of US$1 million. She became European champion for the first time with a win at the 2006 European Athletics Championships in the triple jump. Lebedeva reached the podium twice at the 2007 World Championships taking long jump gold and triple jump silver, and she earned two silver medals in her disciplines at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She won the long jump silver medal at the 2009 World Championships (her eighth medal on the world podium), although she could not match this form in the triple jump.
In September 2002, Lebedeva and her husband, Nikolay Matveev, had their first daughter, whom she named Anastasiya. She announced that she was pregnant for a second time in 2010 (choosing to skip the 2011 season), and gave birth to a second daughter (Aleksandra) in November.
|Long jump||7.33 m||Tula, Russia||31 July 2004|
|Long jump (indoor)||6.98 m||Budapest, Hungary||7 March 2004|
|Triple jump||15.34 m||Heraklion, Greece||4 July 2004|
|Triple jump (indoor)||15.36 m||Budapest, Hungary||6 March 2004|
- Golden Lebedeva celebrates as coach scowls. ABC (2004-03-07). Retrieved on 2010-03-18.
- Russia’s Zarudneva and Lebedeva have plenty to celebrate. European Athletics (2010-11-30). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
- Tatyana Lebedeva set to return to action in January. European Athletics (2011-11-08). Retrieved on 2011-12-01.
- Tatyana Lebedeva profile at IAAF
- Focus on Athletes – in-depth IAAF article
- Tatyana Lebedeva Pictures
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