Olga Kuzenkova

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Olga Kuzenkova
Personal information
Native nameОльга Сергеевна Кузенкова
Born (1970-10-04) 4 October 1970 (age 53)
Smolensk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Country Russia
SportWomen's Athletics
EventHammer throw
ClubDynamo Smolensk
Achievements and titles
Personal best75.68 m (2000)
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Hammer
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Hammer
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1999 Seville Hammer
Silver medal – second place 2001 Edmonton Hammer
Silver medal – second place 2003 Paris Hammer

Olga Sergeyevna Kuzenkova (Russian: Ольга Серге́евна Кузенкова; born 4 October 1970 in Smolensk) is a Russian track and field athlete, the first woman to throw the hammer more than 70 meters. She has tested positive for doping.

She won gold in the women's hammer throw event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

She trained with Aleksandr Seleznyov.[1]


In December 2012, her samples from the 2004 Olympics were retested, and she tested positive for anabolic steroids; subsequently she was under investigation by the International Amateur Athletics Federation.[2] In 2013, samples from the 2005 World Championships were retested and Kuzenkova was found to have been doping there as well.[3] In March 2013, she was banned from competitions for two years.[4]

International competitions[edit]

Representing  Russia
Year Competition Venue Position Event Result Notes
1997 Universiade Catania, Italy 2nd Hammer throw 65.96 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd Hammer throw 69.28 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 2nd Hammer throw 72.56 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 2nd Hammer throw 69.77 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd Hammer throw 70.61 m
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 2nd Hammer throw 69.98 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 1st Hammer throw 72.94 m
World Cup Madrid, Spain 3rd Hammer throw 66.98 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 2nd Hammer throw 71.71 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 1st Hammer throw 75.02 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland DQ (1st) Hammer throw 75.10 m Doping
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 22nd (q) Hammer throw 66.56 m
dq = disqualified (q) = qualifying round

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "RusAthletics page" (in Russian). Retrieved 27 April 2007.
  2. ^ "Olympic 2004 champion Kuzenkova fails drugs test". The Express Tribune. Reuters. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Russia should not hold World Championship - Jade Johnson". BBC. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  4. ^ Fyodorov, Gennady (2 April 2012). "Kuzenkova and Krivelyova get two-year bans for doping". Reuters. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
Preceded by Women's Hammer World Record Holder
5 June 1995 – 3 March 1997
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Mihaela Melinte
Women's Hammer World Record Holder
11 June 1997 – 13 May 1999
Succeeded by
Mihaela Melinte