Yekaterina Podkopayeva

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Yekaterina Podkopayeva (Russian: Екатерина Подкопаева; born 11 June 1952 in Moscow) is a retired middle distance runner who represented the USSR and later Russia. She gained international recognition in 1983, when she won two bronze medals at the World Championships (in 800 and 1500 metres). The same year she managed an 800 m time of 1:55.96. She resurfaced in 1992, winning the European Indoor Championships and placing 8th in the Olympics. More victories in European and World Indoor Championships followed until she retired after the 1998 season. When she won the 1500 metres at the 1997 World Indoors, she was 44, the oldest World Indoor champion ever.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Soviet Union
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 800 m
3rd 1500 m
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 2nd 1500 m 4:09.91
Representing Olympic flag.svg Unified Team
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 1st 1500 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 8th 1500 m
Representing  Russia
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 1st 1500 m
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st 1500 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 1500 m
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 2nd 1500 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st 1500 m

Personal bests[edit]

  • 800 metres - 1:55.96 (1983)
  • 1000 metres - 2:37.27 (1993)
  • 1500 metres - 3:56.65 (1984)
  • One mile - 4:23.78 (1993)

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