|Full name||Tatiana Borodulina|
22 December 1984 |
Omsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.56 m (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||52 kg (115 lb; 8.2 st)|
|World Cup wins||2005 3rd 1000m
2003 2nd 500m
Move to Australia
Borodulina moved to Australia in 2006, having received a ban from Russian short track for being absent for a doping test. She resided in Sunnybank Hills, Brisbane. She won two gold medals and a bronze medal in the 2009 Short Track Speed Skating World Cup season. Legislation had to be passed to amend the Australian Citizenship Act so that Borodulina would receive citizenship in time to compete at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada after missing the cut-off mark by 18 days. Australian Immigration Minister Chris Evans said this amendment benefited a number of athletes who had moved to Australia. She even joined the Australian Army Reserve on April 18, 2009 in an effort to fast-track her Australian citizenship. But she left Australia after the 2010 Olympics.
2010 Winter Olympics
At Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Borodulina competed for adopted country of Australia. She came 11th in the Women's Short Track Speed Skating 1500m finals. She has qualified for the quarter-finals for the 1000 m. Borodulina failed to qualify for the 500 m event, with a final ranking of 21st.
2014 Winter Olympics
- Tatiana Borodulina eligible for Vancouver Winter Olympics
- Russian skater joins army reserve for citizenship
- AOC wants Rudd to fast-track Russian skater
- Italian Winter Sport News – http://www.wintersport-news.it/2049,News.html – Last visited 22 October 2010