Olga Golovkina

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Olga Golovkina
5000m women final Helsinki 2012.jpg
Olga Golovkina (left) winning the 5000 m final at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki
Personal information
Full name Olga Gennadyevna Golovkina
Born (1986-12-17) 17 December 1986 (age 29)
Perm, Russia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 50 kg (110 lb) (2013)
Country  Russia
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 5000 m
College team Chaykovsky State Institute of Physical Culture

Olga Gennadyevna Golovkina (Ольга Геннадьевна Головкина; born 17 December 1986 in Perm) is a Russian athlete. She won the gold medal in the 5000 m at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki in a time of 15:11.70 minutes.

Golovkina finished second in the 5000m at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan behind Roxana Bârcă of Romania. She was subsequently upgraded to first place after Bârcă failed the post-race doping control, even though Golovkina herself then tested positive in an out-of-competition drugs test just five days after the race, for use of the prohibited anabolic steroid Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone. Golovkina was given a two-year ban from competition for her failed test, lasting from 16 July 2013 to 1 August 2015.[1][2]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Russia
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 9th 5000 m 15:31.11
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st 5000 m 15:11.70
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 9th 5000 m 15:17.88
2013 Universiade Kazan, Russia 1st 5000 m 15:43.77

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