Olha Zemlyak

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Olha Zemlyak
400m women final Zurich 2014.jpg
Zemlyak (left) at the 2014 European Championships.
Personal information
Born (1990-01-16) 16 January 1990 (age 26)
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Country  Ukraine
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Sprint

Olha Zemlyak (Ukrainian: Ольга Миколаївна Земляк; born 16 January 1990) is a Ukrainian athlete who competes in the sprint with a personal best time of 51.82 seconds at the 400 metres event.

Zemlyak won the gold medal at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki at the 4×400 metres relay.

Doping ban[edit]

Zemlyak tested positive for norandrosterone at the 2009 European Athletics Junior Championships and was subsequently banned from sports for two years.[1][2][3][4] Her results from the championships were annulled, and Ukraine lost the 4 x 400 metre relay gold.[3][5] The competition ban ended 24 August 2011.[2]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ukraine
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 18th (sf) 400 m 54.66
2nd 4×400 m relay 3:34.20
2009 European Junior Championships Novi Sad, Serbia DQ (4th) 400 m (54.46) Doping
DQ (1st) 4×400 m relay (3:35.82) Doping
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 400 m 52.01
1st 4x400 m relay 3:25.07 (EL)
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 4th 4x400 m relay 3:23.57
2014 European Team Championships Braunschweig, Germany 3rd 400 m 52.28
1st 4x400 m relay 3:27.66
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 2nd 400 m 51.36
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:24.32
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 27th (h) 400 m 52.00
6th 4x400 m relay 3:25.94

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IAAF News 2009, Issue 99-108" (PDF). iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Athletes currently ineligible to compete in Athletics following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation January 2010". iaaf.org via web.archive.org. IAAF. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Alfonz Juck's EME News: December 12 EME NEWS (DEC 12, 2009), Track&Field News, 12 December 2009
  4. ^ Olha Zemlyak, Tilastopaja Oy
  5. ^ EAA: 20th European Athletics Junior Championships Novi Sad SRB 23 - 26 July, european-athletics-statistics.org

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