Natalya Pomoshchnikova-Voronova

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Natalya Pomoshchnikova-Voronova
Medal record
Competitor for  Soviet Union
Competitor for  Russia
Women's athletics
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul 4x100 m relay
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Stuttgart 4x100 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Rome 4x100 m relay
World Indoor Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Toronto 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Barcelona 200 m

Natalya Voronova (Russian: Ната́лья Помо́щникова-Во́ронова, née Pomoshchnikova; born July 9, 1965) is a retired Russian (and former Soviet) athlete who competed in the 100 and 200 metres. She trained at Burevestnik in Moscow. She competed at three Olympic Games.

As Natalya Pomoshchnikova, she won the 1984 Soviet Championship 100 m title (tied with irina Slyusar). Four years later, she competed for the Soviet Union at the 1988 Olympic Games held in Seoul, South Korea, where she finished sixth in the 100 metres final and won a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 meters relay with her team mates Lyudmila Kondratyeva, Galina Malchugina and Marina Zhirova. In 1992, now competing under her married name of Voronova, she won the 100 metres at the IAAF World Cup in Havana and also finished second in the 200 metres behind Marie-Jose Perec. In 1993, she won a World Championship gold in the 4x100 m relay for Russia. She also finished sixth in both the 100 m and 200m finals. At her second Olympics in 1996, she again finished sixth in the 100 metres final. She concluded her international career by competing at her third Olympics in 2000.

She retired after the Olympic season in 2000.

Personal bests[edit]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Soviet Union
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy semi-final 100 m 11.15 secs
3rd 4x100 m relay 42.33
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 6th 100 m 11.00
3rd 4x100m relay 42.75
1989 World Cup Barcelona, Spain 7th 100 m 11.49
2nd 4x100 m relay 42.76
1992 World Cup Havana, Cuba 1st 100 m 11.33
2nd 200 m 23.24
Representing  Russia
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 3rd 200 metres 22.90
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 6th 100 m 11.20
6th 200 m 22.50
1st 4x100 m relay 41.49
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 3rd 200 metres 23.01
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden quarter-final 100 m 11.35
4x100 m relay DNF
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia 6th 100 m 11.10
4th 4x100 m relay 42.27
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece semifinal 100 m 11.35
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 4th 200 m 22.8000
3rd 4x100m relay 42.73
2000 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States heats 100 m 11.47
5th 4x100 m relay 43.02

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