Elena Lashmanova

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Elena Lashmanova
Elena Lashmanova London 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full nameElena Anatolyevna Lashmanova
Born (1992-04-09) April 9, 1992 (age 27)
Saransk, Mordovia, Russia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight48 kg (106 lb)
Country Russia
SportTrack and field
TeamDynamo Saransk

Elena Anatolyevna Lashmanova (Russian: Елена Анатольевна Лашманова, born April 9, 1992 in Saransk, Mordovia) is a Russian race walker. She was the 2012 Olympic Champion in the 20K walk. She received a two-year ban for a doping violation along with a similar penalty for the majority of her training partners shortly thereafter.


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.

On 22 June 2014, it was announced that Lashmanova had tested positive for doping, along with a large number of other Russian race-walkers, and would receive a two-year suspension.[1] She would come off of the doping suspension in time to defend her Olympic gold medal.[2] She joined over a dozen other elite Russian race walkers all coached by Viktor Chegin to receive doping suspensions.

She was alleged to have competed on 30 December 2014 despite the drug suspension. If proven her ban could be extended for a further two years.[3]

Her world record was beaten in 2015 by China's Liu Hong.[4]

International competitions[edit]

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 Race Walking Cup Olhão, Portugal 1st 10 km (U20) 43:10
1st Team - 10 km Junior 3 pts
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


  1. ^ "Elena Lashmanova, Olympic champion in the 20 km walk, suspended two years," La Dernière Heure (June 22, 2014). Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  2. ^ "Disqualification," Russian Athletics (June 21, 2014). Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "IAAF investigating Russian Olympic gold medallist Elena Lashmanova," The Guardian (January 14, 2015). Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  4. ^ Liu breaks 20km race walk world record in La Coruna. IAAF (2015-06-06). Retrieved on 2015-06-06.

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Preceded by
Vera Sokolova
Women's 20 km world record holder
August 11, 2012 – February 27, 2015
Succeeded by
Elmira Alembekova