Yekaterina Volkova (athlete)

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Yekaterina Volkova
Yekaterina Volkova.jpg
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Representing  Russia
Disqualified 2008 Beijing 3000 m steeplechase
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Osaka 3000 m steeplechase
Silver medal – second place 2005 Helsinki 3000 m steeplechase

Yekaterina Gennadiyevna Volkova (Russian: Екатерина Геннадьевна Волкова) (born 16 February 1978 in Zheleznogorsk Kursk Oblast) is a Russian long-distance runner, who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase.

In her major international debut Volkova won the silver medal at the 2005 World Championships. Her time of 9:20.49 was a personal best.

In 2007, she won the gold medal at the 2007 World Championships in a world leading, championship record and personal best time of 9:06.57 minutes.

Doping scandal[edit]

In May 2016, it was reported that Volkova was one of 14 Russian athletes, and nine medalists, implicated in doping following the retesting of urine from the 2008 Olympic Games. Volkova was named by Russian press agency TASS as having failed the retest, which was undertaken following the Russian doping scandal of 2015 and 2016. If confirmed, under IOC and IAAF rules, she stands to lose her Olympic medal, and all results, medals and records from the date of the original test to May 2016.[1]

In October 2016, the IOC stripped Volkova of her bronze medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics after her doping sample were retested and failed.[2]

Personal bests[edit]


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Poland Wioletta Janowska
Women's 3000 m Steeplechase
Best Year Performance

Succeeded by
Russia Gulnara Samitova-Galkina