Marina Nichișenco

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Marina Nichișenco (Marghiev)
Personal information
Born (1986-06-28) 28 June 1986 (age 30)
Vladikavkaz, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Country  Moldova
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Hammer throw

Marina Nichișenco,[1] née Marghiev (Russian: Марина Сослановна Маргиева, Marina Soslanovna Margieva; born 28 June 1986) is a female hammer thrower who competes for Moldova. Her personal best throw is 71.50 metres, achieved in January 2009 in Chişinău. She is a former national record holder.[2] Born in Russia, she is the older sister of Zalina Marghieva and Serghei Marghiev, and is coached by her father Soslan.[2]

Nichișenco was due to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games but was withdrawn by her National Olympic Committee after her A-sample tested positive for stanozolol during a drug test.[3] She was suspended for 2 years.[4]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Moldova
2007 European U23 Championships Debrecen, Hungary 15th (q) 57.95 m
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 15th 58.66 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 43rd (q) 62.12 m
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 7th 68.10 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 33rd (q) 64.83 m
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 7th 65.29 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 6th 70.77 m
2011 Universiade Shenzhen, China 8th 65.83 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 17th (q) 67.95 m
2012 Olympic Games* London, United Kingdom DNC 0.00
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 25th (q) 66.63 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 14th (q) 67.76 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 24th (q) 65.19 m

Note: Was scheduled to compete, withdrawn due to positive results from a drug test.