Ryta Turava

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Ryta Turava (Belarusian Рыта Турава; Russian Rita Turova, Рита Турова, born 28 December 1980) is an athlete from Belarus, competing in race walking. She was born in Vitebsk.

Her sister, Alesya Turava, is also a successful athlete, champion of Belarus in track and field (1500 metres: bronze medalist at the 2002 European Indoor Championships.

The all-time all-time women's 10-km race-walk record is held by Margarita Turova, at 42:05.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Belarus
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 6th 5000m 22:06.06
2001 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 20 km DNF
European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 2nd 20 km 1:30:15
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 4th 20 km 1:29:39
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 20 km 1:27:05
2006 World Race Walking Cup A Coruña, Spain 1st 20 km 1:26:27
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 20 km 1:27:08
2007 European Race Walking Cup Leamington Spa, Great Britain 1st 20 km 1:27:52
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 10th 20 km 1:28:26


  1. ^ "Women's non-legal 10km road walk". Alltime-athletics.com. Retrieved March 2, 2013.