Olga Kuzenkova

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Olga Kuzenkova
Personal information
Native name Ольга Сергеевна Кузенкова
Nationality Russian
Born (1970-10-04) 4 October 1970 (age 46)
Smolensk, Soviet Union
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Sport
Country  Russia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw
Club Dynamo Smolensk
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 75.68 m (2000)

Olga Sergeyevna Kuzenkova (Russian: Ольга Серге́евна Кузенкова; born 4 October 1970 in Smolensk) is a Russian 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]

Doping[edit]

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]

All results regarding Hammer.

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

Notes[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. 
Records
Preceded by
Romania Mihaela Melinte
Women's Hammer World Record Holder
5 June 1995 – 3 March 1997
Succeeded by
Romania Mihaela Melinte
Preceded by
Romania Mihaela Melinte
Women's Hammer World Record Holder
11 June 1997 – 13 May 1999
Succeeded by
Romania Mihaela Melinte