Ryzhova in Zagreb in 2010
|2013 Moscow||4 × 400 m relay|
|World Indoor Championships|
|2010 Doha||4x400 m relay|
|European Indoor Championships|
|2011 Paris||4x400 m relay|
Kseniya Olegovna Ryzhova, née Vdovina (Russian: Ксения Олеговна Рыжова; born April 19, 1987) is a Russian track and field sprint athlete, originally from Lipetsk. She was the 2013 World Champion in 4 × 400 m relay (running the third leg).
|2006||World Junior Championships||Beijing, China||19th (sf)||200m||24.68 (wind: -2.8 m/s)|
|7th (h)||4 × 100 m relay||44.92|
|2007||European U23 Championships||Debrecen, Hungary||14th (sf)||200m||23.80 (wind: -0.6 m/s)|
|1st||4 × 100 m relay||43.67|
|Universiade||Bangkok, Thailand||12th (sf)||200 m||24.40|
|4th||4 × 100 m relay||44.16|
|2009||European U23 Championships||Kaunas, Lithuania||1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:27.59|
|2010||World Indoor Championships||Doha, Qatar||2nd||4 × 400 m relay||3:27.44|
|2011||European Indoor Championships||Paris, France||1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:29.34|
|World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||1st (h)||4 × 400 m relay||3:20.94|
|2013||World Championships||Moscow, Russia||7th||400 m||50.98|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:20.19|
|2014||World Indoor Championships||Sopot, Poland||DSQ (4th)||4 × 400 m relay||DSQ (3:28.39)|
|2015||World Championships||Beijing, China||—||4 × 100 m relay||DNF|
|4th||4 × 400 m relay||3:24.84|
2013 Moscow kiss
Ryzhova made headlines after winning gold in the 4 × 400 metres relay at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, and thereafter kissing her Russian teammates as they received medals on the podium. On 18 August 2013 SkyNews reported the photo of the kiss between Ryzhova and Yuliya Gushchina as a political gesture but later retracted and said that there was a "huge debate on Twitter and other media about whether it was in protest at the government's anti-gay law"—a law banning "homosexual propaganda" in Russia.
- "Russian athlete Ksenya Ryzhova disqualified for nine months for doping". ITAR-TASS. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- Competed only in the heat.
- "Kiss between Rhyzova and Firova". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
- "Russian Athletes Kiss In Protest At Anti-Gay Law". sky.com. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- "Atlete russe, bacio non era protesta". ansa.it. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
- Luhn, Alec (2013-08-19). Russian athlete denies kiss with relay partner was in protest at anti-gay law. The Guardian. Retrieved on 2013-08-19.
- "Рыжова: западные СМИ оскорбили и нас с Юлей, и всю федерацию". Gazeta.ru. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
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