Tatyana Lebedeva

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Tatyana Lebedeva
Татьяна Лебедева 2013 Volgograd.jpg
Lebedeva in 2013
Personal information
Born (1976-07-21) 21 July 1976 (age 39)
Sterlitamak, Bashkir ASSR, Russia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Country  Russia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long jump, triple jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) LJ – 7.33 m (2004)
TJ – 15.36 m(i) (2004)[1][2]
Updated on 20 February 2014.
Celebrating victory in Osaka in 2007.
Lebedeva leaping at the Berlin World Championships in 2009.

Tatyana Romanovna Lebedeva (Russian: Татьяна Романовна Лебедева, born 21 July 1976) is a Russian athlete who competes in both the long jump and triple jump events. She is one of most successful athletes in the disciplines, having won gold medals at Olympic, world and European levels. She has a long jump best of 7.33 m and holds the indoor world record mark of 15.36 m in the triple jump.[1]

Early career[edit]

Her first successes came in the triple jump in 2000, when she won European Indoor gold medal and a silver at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She became the World Champion the following year in addition to a silver medal at the world indoors. After retaining her triple jump title at the 2003 World Championships, she decided to take up the long jump as well. The move paid dividends: she broke the indoor world record in the triple jump at the 2004 World Indoor Championships and won a second gold in the long jump with a mark of 15.36. She won her first Olympic gold medal in the long jump event at the 2004 Athens Olympics and also won the bronze in the triple jump competition.[3]

In 2005, she missed the World Championships due to injury, but became the sole winner of the IAAF Golden League jackpot, a bonus of USD 1 million awarded to athletes who win their event at each of six designated European summer meets. That year, she concentrated on the triple jump.[1]

Lebedeva excelled at the 2005 IAAF Golden League, receiving the entire jackpot prize of US$1 million. She became European champion for the first time with a win at the 2006 European Athletics Championships in the triple jump. Lebedeva reached the podium twice at the 2007 World Championships taking long jump gold and triple jump silver, and she earned two silver medals in her disciplines at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She won the long jump silver medal at the 2009 World Championships (her eighth medal on the world podium), although she could not match this form in the triple jump.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In September 2002, Lebedeva and her husband Nikolay Matveev had their first daughter, Anastasiya. She announced that she was pregnant for a second time in 2010 (choosing to skip the 2011 season),[4] and gave birth to a second daughter (Aleksandra) in November.[5]

Personal bests[edit]

Type Event Best Location Date Notes
Outdoor Long jump 7.33 m Tula, Russia 31 July 2004 8th of all time
Triple jump 15.34 m Heraklion, Greece 4 July 2004 3rd of all time
Indoor Long jump 6.98 m Budapest, Hungary 7 March 2004
Triple jump 15.36 m Budapest, Hungary 6 March 2004 World record
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Event Position Notes
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal Triple jump 3rd 13.62m
World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal Long Jump 10th 6.22m
1998 IAAF World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa Triple jump 2nd 14.36m
Goodwill Games New York, United States Triple jump 2nd
European Championships Budapest, Hungary Triple jump 5th 14.25m
1999 World Championships Sevilla, Spain Long Jump 4th 14.55m
IAAF Grand Prix Final München Triple jump 3rd 14.66m
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia Triple jump 2nd 15.00m
European Cup Gateshead, England Triple jump 1st
European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium Triple jump 1st 14.68m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada Triple jump 1st 15.25m
World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal Triple jump 2nd 14.85m
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia Triple jump 1st
European Cup Bremen, Germany Triple jump 1st
2003 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal Triple jump 6q2 14.09m
World Championships Paris, France Triple jump 1st 15.18m
1st IAAF World Athletics Final Monaco Triple jump 1st 15.13m
Russian Indoor Championships Triple jump 1st
2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece Triple jump 3rd 15.14m
Long jump 1st 7.07m
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary Triple jump 1st 15.36m Indoor world record
Long jump 1st 6.98m
2nd IAAF World Athletics Final Monaco Triple jump 2nd 14.96m
2005 IAAF Golden League European circuit Triple jump 1st Won USD 1 million jackpot
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden Triple jump 1st 15.15m CR
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan Long jump 1st 7.03m
Triple jump 2nd 15.07m
2008 Summer Olympics Beijing, PR China Triple jump 2nd 15.32m
Long jump 2nd 7.03m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany Triple jump 6th 14.37m
Long jump 2nd 6.97m
2012 Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom Triple jump 10th 14.11m


  1. ^ a b c d Tatyana Lebedeva. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Tatyana Lebedeva. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Golden Lebedeva celebrates as coach scowls. ABC (7 March 2004). Retrieved on 2010-03-18.
  4. ^ Russia’s Zarudneva and Lebedeva have plenty to celebrate. European Athletics (30 November 2010). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  5. ^ Tatyana Lebedeva set to return to action in January. European Athletics (8 November 2011). Retrieved on 2011-12-01.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
United Kingdom Ashia Hansen
Women's Triple Jump Indoor World Record Holder
6 March 2004 – present
Succeeded by
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Brazil Maurren Higa Maggi
Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Russia Irina Simagina