Marina Aitova

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Maria Aitova
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Aitova in 2008
Personal information
Birth name Марина Александровна Аитова (Коржова-)[1]
Full name Marina Aleksandrovna Aitova (Korzhova-)[1]
Born (1982-09-13) September 13, 1982 (age 35)[2]
Quaraghandy, Kazakhstan[1]
Education Karaganda Economic University
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)[3]
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)[3]
Country  Kazakhstan
Sport Athletics
Event(s) High Jump
Coached by Mikhail Frolov

Marina Aitova, née Korzhova (born 13 September 1982) is a Kazakhstani high jumper. Her personal best jump is 1.99 metres, achieved in July 2009 in Athens.


Born in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, Aitova made her first appearances on the world stage in 2003, competing at the 2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships and the 2003 World Championships in Athletics, but she did not get beyond the qualifiers in either competition. Aitova represented her country at the 2004 Summer Olympics, but again she failed to progress beyond the qualifying round. She competed at the 2007 World Championships and finished seventh in the final. In 2008, she took fifth place in the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics and attended the 2008 Beijing Olympics, finishing tenth overall. She made her second World Championships appearance at 2009 World Championships in Athletics, but did not make the final cut. She won the gold at the 2010 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships, equalling the championship record of 1.93 metres.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 4th 1.79 m
Asian Junior Championships Singapore 4th 1.79 m
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 9th 1.80 m
Asian Championships Djakarta, Indonesia 2nd 1.83 m
2001 Asian Junior Championships Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei 1st 1.85 m
2002 Asian Championships Colombo, Sri Lanka 3rd 1.84 m
Asian Games Busan, South Korea =2nd 1.88 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 17th (q) 1.87 m
World Championships Paris, France 23rd (q) 1.80 m
Afro-Asian Games Hyderabad, India 1st 1.88 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 31st (q) 1.85 m
2006 Asian Indoor Championships Pattaya, Thailand 1st 1.93 m
World Cup Athens, Greece 3rd 1.94 m
Asian Games Doha, Qatar 1st 1.93 m
2007 Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 1st 1.92 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 7th 1.94 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 5th 1.95 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 7th 1.93 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 13th (q) 1.92 m
2010 Asian Indoor Championships Tehran, Iran 1st 1.93 m
World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 7th 1.91 m
2011 Asian Championships Kobe, Japan 3rd 1.89 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 19th (q) 1.89 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom NM
2013 Asian Championships Pune, India 3rd 1.88 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 25th (q) 1.83 m
2014 Asian Games Incheon, South Korea 4th 1.85 m


  1. ^ a b c "Marina Aitova". Sports Reference. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Marina Aitova". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Marina Aitova". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 June 2015.