Tatyana Lysenko

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Tatyana Lysenko
Lysenko in 2011
Personal information
Native nameТатьяна Викторовна ԓысенко
Full nameTatyana Viktorovna Lysenko
Born (1983-10-09) 9 October 1983 (age 40)
Bataysk, Soviet Union
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1+14 in)[1]
Weight81 kg (179 lb)[1]
Country Russia
SportWomen's athletics
EventHammer throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best78.80 m (2013)
Medal record
Olympic Games
Disqualified 2012 London Hammer
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Daegu Hammer
Disqualified 2013 Moscow Hammer
Silver medal – second place 2005 Helsinki Hammer
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Gothenburg Hammer
Silver medal – second place 2010 Barcelona Hammer

Tatyana Viktorovna Lysenko (Russian: Татьяна Викторовна Лысенко, born 9 October 1983 in Bataysk) is a Russian hammer thrower. Her career has been blighted by repeated doping infractions. In February 2019, the Court of Arbitration for Sport handed her an eight-year ban for doping, starting from 2 July 2016.[2]


Lysenko's first world record was 77.06 metres, achieved on 15 July 2005 in Moscow, beating the old record of Mihaela Melinte by 0.99 metres.[3] On 12 June 2006 she lost the record to Gulfiya Khanafeyeva, who threw 77.26 metres at the Russian athletics championships in Tula.[4] However, Lysenko threw 77.41 metres on June 24 in Zhukovsky[5] and 77.80 metres in Tallinn, Estonia on August 15.[6] On 21 July 2007 it was reported that she failed a drug test, testing positive for a women's hormone blocker.[7] In 2008, she was found guilty of using 6α-methylandrostendione and received a two-year ban (15.07.07 – 14.07.09) and disqualification of all results from 9 May 2007, including her world record of 78.61 m set on 26 May 2007.[8]

Lysenko returned to competition in July 2009, taking the Russian title with 76.41 m.[9] She won the gold at the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup and ranked third in the inaugural IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge at the end of the year, with a combined score of 223.96 metres for her three best throws.[10] In 2011, she won her first world championship in the first world championships where the top three women all went over 75 m.[11] She was awarded the hammer throw gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics with a throw of 78.18 m. She won the 2013 World Championships with a world leading throw of 78.80 m.[12]

In May 2016 La Gazzetta dello Sport reported that a retest of Lysenko's samples from the 2012 Summer Olympics had tested positive for doping products, her third failure. If confirmed in the B sample, she stood to lose her Olympic and second World titles and faced a lifetime ban from the sport.[13] In October, she was stripped of her Olympic gold medal.[14]

International competitions[edit]

Representing  Russia
Year Competition Venue Position Event Result Notes
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 5th Hammer throw 64.48 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 19th Hammer throw 66.82 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd Hammer throw 72.46 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st Hammer throw 76.67 m CR
World Cup Athens, Greece 2nd Hammer throw 74.44 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 6th Hammer throw 72.22 m
2010 European Cup Winter Throwing Arles, France 3rd Hammer throw 69.11 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd Hammer throw 75.65 m
Continental Cup Split, Croatia 1st Hammer throw 73.88 m
DécaNation Annecy, France 1st Hammer throw 72.95 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 1st Hammer throw 77.13 m
DécaNation Nice, France 1st Hammer throw 74.17 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom DQ Hammer throw 78.18 m Doping
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia DQ Hammer throw 78.80 m CR, Doping

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Tatyana Lysenko's profile at the IAAF site
  2. ^ "Doping bans for 12 Russian athletes including 2012 Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Lysenko demolishes Melinte's World record with 77.06m". IAAF. 16 July 2005. Archived from the original on 9 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  4. ^ Dolgopolov, Nickolai; Orlov, Rostislav (12 June 2006). "World Hammer Throw record at Russian Champs, Day Two". IAAF. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  5. ^ Dolgopolov, Nickolai; Orlov, Rostislav (24 June 2006). "Lysenko regains World Hammer Throw Record – 77.41m at Znamenskiy Memorial". IAAF. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  6. ^ Juck, Alfons; Turban, Marko; Karotamm, Aivar (15 August 2006). "Lysenko again! – 77.80 World record in Tallinn". IAAF. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  7. ^ "World record holder Lysenko fails drugs test". ABC News. 21 July 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  8. ^ Doping Rule Violation
  9. ^ IAAF report of 2009 Russian Champs
  10. ^ "Murofushi and Heidler take overall titles and prize of $30,000 each – IAAF World Hammer Throw Challenge". IAAF. 8 September 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  11. ^ "IAAF: Women's Hammer Throw - Final - Lysenko upsets World record holder Heidler". IAAF. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  12. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (16 August 2013). "Lysenko completes impressive hat-trick of global titles". IAAF. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  13. ^ London 2012 positives return, in italian, 26 MAy 2016 Gazzetta dello Sport
  14. ^ "Russian hammer thrower Tatyana Lysenko stripped of Olympic gold". espn.com. 12 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.

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Preceded by Women's hammer world record holder
15 July 2005 – 12 June 2006
Succeeded by
Preceded by Women's hammer world record holder
24 June 2006 — 22 August 2009
Succeeded by