Yekaterina Volkova (athlete)

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Yekaterina Volkova
Yekaterina Volkova.jpg
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Competitor for  Russia
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 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.

Personal bests[edit]


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

Succeeded by
Russia Gulnara Samitova-Galkina