October 10, 1982 |
Sarov, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||59 kg (130 lb)|
|Event(s)||4 × 400 m relay|
Tatyana Pavlovna Firova (Russian: Татьяна Павловна Фирова; born October 10, 1982 in Sarov) is a Russian sprint athlete. Firova won the silver medal in the 4 × 400 m relay at the 2004 and 2012 Summer Olympics. At the 2010 World Indoor Championships in Doha, she finished second behind American athlete Debbie Dunn in the 400 metres, obtaining her first individual world silver medal. She won the 400 m in the European Championships in Barcelona in the summer of 2010.
In 2016, it was announced that a reanalysis of samples from the 2008 Summer Olympics resulted in a doping violation by Firova. She was disqualified from the competition, and she and her teammates were stripped of their 4 × 400 m relay silver medals.
- "IOC sanctions six athletes for failing anti-doping tests at Beijing 2008". olympic.org. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
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