Elena Lashmanova

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Elena Lashmanova
Elena Lashmanova London 2012.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Russian
Born (1992-04-09) April 9, 1992 (age 22)
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 48 kg (106 lb)
Country  Russia
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Racewalking

Elena Lashmanova (Russian: Елена Лашманова, born April 9, 1992 in Mordovia) is a Russian race walker. In her Olympic debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Lashmanova won gold in the women's 20 kilometres walk in world record time. Lashmanova had a positive doping test announced 22 June, 2014, and has been suspended for 2 years. [1] She will come off of the doping suspension in time to defend her Olympic gold medal.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Russia
2009 World Youth Championships Brixen, Italy 1st 5000 m track walk 22:55.45
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 1st 10000 m track walk 44:11.90
2011 European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 1st 10000 m track walk 40:43.73 (WJR)
2012 World Race Walking Cup Saransk, Russia 1st 20 km walk 1:27:38
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 1st 20 km walk 1:25:02 (WR)
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 1st 20 km walk 1:27:08


Preceded by
Russia Vera Sokolova
Women's 20 km world record holder
August 11, 2012 – present
Succeeded by