Olga Golovkina (left) winning the 5000 m final at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki
|Full name||Olga Gennadyevna Golovkina|
17 December 1986 |
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||50 kg (110 lb) (2013)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|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.
|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|
- Anderson, Gary. (2013-12-16). FISU President Gallien "embarrassed" by doping row at Kazan 2013 and hopes Russians will do right thing. Inside the Games. Retrieved on 2014-11-30.
- IAAF list of athletes suspended for doping - April 2014
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