Viktoriya Valyukevich

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Viktoriya Valyukevich
Personal information
Born (1982-05-22) May 22, 1982 (age 34)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Country  Russia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Triple jump
Updated on 15 August 2012.

Viktoriya Gurova-Valyukevich (Russian: Виктория Валюкевич, née Гурова, Gurova; born 22 May 1982) is a Russian triple jumper.

She won the silver medal at the 2003 Summer Universiade, the gold medal at the 2005 European Indoor Championships and finished tenth at the 2005 World Championships. She also competed at the 2004 Olympic Games without reaching the finals. In 2008, she reached the Olympic final, finishing in 7th.[1] At the 2012 Summer Olympics she reached the final of the triple jump, finishing in 8th position.[2] On 30 March 2017, she was disqualified, and her 2012 Olympis results were annulled, after her second probe came positive for banned substances.[3]

Her personal best jump is 14.85 metres, achieved in July 2008 in Kazan. The Russian record is currently held by Tatyana Lebedeva with 15.34 metres.

She is married to Slovak triple jumper Dmitrij Vaľukevič.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Russia
2001 European Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 3rd 13.68 m
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st 14.37 m (wind: 1.4 m/s)
Universiade Daegu, South Korea 2nd 14.14 m
2004 Olympic Games Beijing, China 21st (q) 14.04 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 1st 14.74 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 10th 13.96 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 7th 14.77 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 10th (q) 14.00 m
Olympic Games London, Great Britain DQ 14.24 m

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