Ekaterina Poistogova

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Ekaterina Zavyalova (Poistogova)
Ekaterina Poistogova - Womens 800m - 2012 Olympics.jpg
Ekaterina Poistogova at the 2012 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality  Russia
Born (1991-03-01) 1 March 1991 (age 26)
Arzamas, Gorky Oblast, RSFSR, Soviet Union
Residence Russia
Sport Running
Event(s) 800 metres

Ekaterina Zavyalova, former married name Poistogova (born 1 March 1991) is a Russian athlete, who specializes in the 800 metres. She is best known for winning the bronze medal in the 800 meters at the 2012 London Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Zavyalova was born on 1 March 1991 in Arzamas. After marrying fellow middle-distance runner Stepan Poistogov, she adopted the feminine form of his surname, Poistogova.[1] She returned to her birth name following their divorce.


In the 2012 London Olympics, Poistogova placed second in her first-round heat with a time of 2:01.08.[2] She placed second in the semifinals with a time of 1:59.45.[2] She won the bronze medal in the 800 m final with a time of 1:57.53.[2]

In November 2015, after an investigation, Poistogova was one of five Russian runners whom the World Anti-Doping Agency recommended to receive a lifetime ban for doping during the London Olympics.[3][4]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Russia
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 19th (sf) 800m 2:10.07
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada 8th 800m 2:05.56
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 3rd 800 m 1:57.53
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 5th 800 m 1:58.05
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 4th 800 m 1:59.69
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic DSQ[5] 800 m 2:01.99


  1. ^ "Mr and Mrs Poistogova are looking good". European Athletics. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ekaterina Poistogova - Events and results". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ban All Russian Track Athletes: World Anti-Doping Agency Panel". NBC. 9 November 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Gibson, Owen (9 November 2015). "Russia accused of 'state-sponsored doping' as Wada calls for athletics ban". Guardian. Retrieved 9 November 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.marca.com/en/more-sports/2017/04/07/58e7dfdae2704e41758b461e.html