Elmira Alembekova

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Elmira Alembekova (2015)
Elmira Alembekova
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Russia
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Zürich 20 km walk

Elmira Shamilevna Alembekova (Russian: Эльмира Шамильевна Алембекова; Tatar Latin: Elmira Şəmil qızı Əlimbeyova; born 30 June 1990 in Saransk)[1] is a Russian race walker. She won the gold medal in the 20 kilometres walk event at the 2014 European Championships in Athletics. She continues to be coached by Viktor Chegin, after he has been suspended for a lengthy series of performance-enhancing drug suspensions against many of his athletes.

Doping case[edit]

In September 2015 IAAF confirmed that Alembekova was provisionally suspended after a sample from an out-of-competition control in Saransk in June had been found positive for a prohibited substance.[2]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Russia
2005 World Youth Championships Marrakesh, Morocco 2nd 5000 m 22:27.17
2008 World Race Walking Cup (U20) Cheboksary, Russia 3rd 10 km 44:39
World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 2nd 10,000m 43:45.16
2009 European Junior Championships Novi Sad, Serbia 1st 10,000m 46:31.07
2012 World Race Walking Cup Saransk, Russia 20 km DNF
2014 World Race Walking Cup Taicang, China 3rd 20 km 1:27:02
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 1st 20 km 1:27:56
2015 European Race Walking Cup Murcia, Spain 1st 20 km 1:26:15
1st 20 km - Team 9 pts

References[edit]

  1. ^ ru:Алембекова, Эльмира Шамильевна, Retrieved 3 June 2015[better source needed]
  2. ^ James Ellingworth: 6 Russian race walkers suspended over positive drug tests, Associated Press, bigstory.ap.org, 22 September 2015

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