Ekaterina Voronina

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Ekaterina Voronina
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Uzbekistan
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Incheon Heptathlon
Asian Championships
Silver medal – second place 2013 Pune Heptathlon

Ekaterina Voronina (Russian: Екатерина Воронина; born 16 February 1992) is an Uzbek track and field athlete who competes in the heptathlon. Her personal best for the event is 5912 points. She was the gold medallist in the event at the 2014 Asian Games. She is part of the Central Army Sports Club and is coached by Pavel Andreev, a compatriot and fellow multi-eventer.[1]

As a teenager, Voronina specialised in the javelin throw and was runner-up at the national championships at the age of fifteen.[2] She represented her country in that event at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics, competing in the qualifying round only.[3] She took up the heptathlon event in 2011 and soon afterwards won the Uzbekistan national title with a personal best of 5287 points. After an absence in the 2012 season she returned to make her senior international debut at the 2013 Asian Athletics Championships. Five personal bests saw her accumulate 5599 points and take the silver medal behind the defending champion, Wassana Winatho of Thailand.[4] Voronina won her second national title in September that year.[2]

At the start of the following season, she entered her first major women's pentathlon competition at the 2014 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships. She had a three-way tie on 3951 points with Irina Karpova and Sepideh Tavakoli and was placed fourth on head-to-head results. Yuliya Tarasova, another Uzbekistani athlete, was the silver medallist at the competition.[5] Moving into the outdoor season she set a personal best of 5890 points in Asikkala in August.[2] She was chosen to compete at the 2014 Asian Games and established herself among the region's best athletes by taking the gold medal in a score of 5912 points. Setting bests in the 100 metres hurdles, high jump, 200 metres, and the 800 metres final, she beat both defending champion Tarasova and the Asian indoor champion Wang Qingling of China.[6]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2009 World Youth Championships Brixen, Italy 14th (q) Javelin throw 46.13 m
2013 Asian Championships Pune, India 2nd Heptathlon 5599 pts
2014 Asian Indoor Championships Hangzhou, China 4th Pentathlon 3951 pts
Asian Games Incheon, South Korea 1st Heptathlon 5912 pts
2015 Asian Championships Wuhan, China 1st Heptathlon 5689 pts
World Championships Beijing, China 24th Heptathlon 5701 pts
2016 Asian Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 1st Pentathlon 4224 pts
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Heptathlon DNF

Personal bests[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ VORONINA Ekaterina. Incheon2014. Retrieved on 2014-10-02.
  2. ^ a b c Yekaterina Voronina. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2014-10-02.
  3. ^ Ekaterina Voronina. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-10-02.
  4. ^ Four more gold medals and two championship records for China at Asian Champs. IAAF (2013-07-07). Retrieved on 2014-10-02.
  5. ^ Asian Indoor Championships 2014 Archived 2014-02-22 at the Wayback Machine.. Athletics Asia. Retrieved on 2014-10-02.
  6. ^ Minshull, Phil (2014-09-29). Barshim battles tiredness but still triumphs with Asian Games record in Inchon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-10-02.

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