Savinova in 2009
13 August 1985 |
Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union
|Club||Dynamo Sports Club|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||800 m: 1:55.87 (2011)|
Mariya Sergeyevna Savinova (Russian: Мария Сергеевна Савинова; born 13 August 1985) is a Russian athlete who specializes in the 800 metres. She is best known for winning the gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.
|2008||World Indoor Championships||Valencia, Spain||heats (16th)||800 m||2:06.72|
|2009||European Indoor Championships||Turin, Italy||1st||800 m||1:58.10|
|World Championships||Berlin, Germany||5th||800 m||1:58.68|
|2010||World Indoor Championships||Doha, Qatar||1st||800 m||1:58.26|
|European Championships||Barcelona, Spain||1st||800 m||1:58.22|
|Continental Cup||Split, Croatia||3rd||800 m||1:58.27|
|2011||World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||1st||800 m||1:55.87|
|2012||Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||1st||800 m||1:56.19|
|2013||World Championships||Moscow, Russia||2nd||800 m||1:57.80|
In December 2014, a documentary aired on German TV in which Savinova allegedly admitted to using banned substances on camera. In the video the speaker's face is out of focus and her voice is dubbed into German. In November 2015, Savinova was one of five Russian runners the World Anti-Doping Agency recommended to receive a lifetime ban for doping during the London Olympics, along with Ekaterina Poistogova.
- "Ban All Russian Track Athletes: World Anti-Doping Agency Panel". NBC. 9 November 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
- Gibson, Owen (9 November 2015). "Russia accused of 'state-sponsored doping' as Wada calls for athletics ban". Guardian. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
|Women's European Athlete of the Year
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