Lyudmyla Yosypenko

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Lyudmyla Yosypenko
Lyudmila Yosypenko at TNT - Fortuna Meeting in Kladno 16June2010 057.jpg
Lyudmyla Yosypenko during the 2010 TNT - Fortuna Meeting in Kladno
Personal information
Native nameЛюдмила Дмитрівна Йосипенко
Full nameLyudmyla Dmytrivna Yosypenko
Born (1984-09-24) 24 September 1984 (age 35)
Yahotyn, Kiev Oblast
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb)
Country Ukraine
SportTrack and field

Lyudmyla Dmytrivna Yosypenko (Ukrainian: Людмила Дмитрівна Йосипенко; born 24 September 1984) is a Ukrainian heptathlete.


She came fourth at the 2012 London Olympics with a personal best of 6618 points. She was the winner of the Decastar competition that September.[1]

In December 2012, the World Anti-Doping Agency notified Yosypenko that levels of haemoglobin in blood samples she had given differed from those described in her biological passport. She competed in the Ukrainian national championships in July 2013, but the Ukrainian Athletic Federation disqualified her the following day and imposed a four-year ban. Yosypenko protested, saying the changes in her haemoglobin levels were a result of medical treatments and that she would appeal the ban.[2] The IAAF confirmed the ban in September 2013.[3] Her results from 25 August 2011 onwards were disqualified.[4]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ukraine
2009 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 3rd Heptathlon 6361
World Championshipss Berlin, Germany 5th Heptathlon 6416
2010 TNT – Fortuna Meeting Kladno, Czech Republic 3rd Heptathlon 6142
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 6th Heptathlon 6206
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland DSQ (2nd) Heptathlon DSQ (6416)
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom DSQ (4th) Heptathlon DSQ (6618 (PB))


  1. ^ van Kuijen, Hans (2012-09-16). Van Alphen and Yosypenko prevail in Talence - IAAF Combined Events Challenge - Day 2 REPORT. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-01-22.
  2. ^ "Йосипенко дисквалифицирована на 4 года из-за допинга (Yosipenko disqualified for 4 years because of doping)". 8 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Russian race walker handed lifetime ban by IAAF". Associated Press (via 24 September 2013.
  4. ^ "IAAF News Edition 146 – 24 September 2013".