Olesya Forsheva

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Olesya Forsheva
Olesya Krasnomovets Paris 2011.jpg
Forsheva at the 2011 European Indoor Championships
Personal information
Born 8 July 1979 (1979-07-08) (age 38)
Nizhny Tagil, Russia
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Sprints
Club Profsoyuzy
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 200 m: 23.09 (2005)
  • 300 m: 36.30i (2006)
  • 400 m: 50.04i (2006)
  • 500 m: 1:06.31i (2006) Unofficial WR

Olesya Aleksandrovna Forsheva (Russian: Олеся Александровна Форшева (Красномовец), née Krasnomovets on 8 July 1979) is a retired Russian sprint runner who specialized in the 400 m and 4×400 m relay. She had her best achievements indoors, placing first or second in her both events at the world championships in 2004 and 2006 and at the European championships in 2011. Her 4×400 m teams set two world indoor records, in 2004 and 2006, but only the former one was ratified.[1] Outdoors she won the world 4×400 m title in 2005 and placed second at the 2004 Olympics.[2][3]

She is married to the fellow sprinter Dmitry Forshev.[2]


  1. ^ Olesya Krasnomovets. trackfield.brinkster.net
  2. ^ a b Olesya Krasnomovets. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Olesya Forsheva profile at IAAF