Yekaterina Kostetskaya

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Yekaterina Kostetskaya
Personal information
Native name Екатерина Александровна Костецкая
Full name Yekaterina Aleksandrovna Kostetskaya
Nationality Russia
Born (1986-12-31) 31 December 1986 (age 30)
Saint Petersburg, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Sport Hurdling
Middle-distance running

Yekaterina Aleksandrovna Kostetskaya (Russian: Екатерина Александровна Костецкая; born December 31, 1986) is a Russian track athlete. She came fifth in the 800 m final at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics,[1] but was later disqualified for doping.[2]

Kostetskaya met Australian pole vaulter Steve Hooker at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and married him in 2012.[2] They have a son and live in Melbourne, Australia.[2]


IAAF announced 28 July 2014, that Kostetskaya was sanctioned for doping after her biological passport had showed abnormalities.[3] The two-year ban ended 20 January 2015.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Russia
2003 European Junior Championships Tampere, Finland 1st 400 m hurdles 57.52
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:33.48
World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 2nd 400 m hurdles 58.37
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 1st 400m hurdles 55.55
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:30.03
2005 European Junior Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 2nd 400 m hurdles 55.89
Universiade Izmir, Turkey 11th (sf) 400 m hurdles 57.58
2007 Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 2nd 800 m 1:59.52
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 8th (sf) 800 m 1:58.33
2009 European Team Championships Leiria, Portugal 2nd 800 m 1:59.43
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 5th DSQ[3] 800 m 1:57.82
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 9th DSQ[3] 1500 m 4:12.90