Yelyzaveta Bryzhina

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Yelyzaveta Bryzhina
Elizaveta Bryzhina Barcelona 2010.jpg
Bryzhina as the final runner of Ukraine's women's 4x100m relay at the 2010 European Championships
Personal information
Born November 28, 1989 (1989-11-28) (age 25)
Luhansk, Ukraine

Yelyzaveta Viktorivna Bryzhina (Ukrainian: Єлизавета Вікторівна Бризгіна; born November 28, 1989[1] in Luhansk[2]) is a Ukrainian sprint athlete, who specializes in the 100 metres.

Her personal best times are 11.44 seconds in the 100 m (outdoor), achieved in June 2007 in Kyiv; and 22.44 seconds in the 200 metres, achieved in July 2010 in Barcelona.[1]


Bryzhina is the daughter of the successful Soviet athletes Olga Bryzhina and Viktor Bryzhin.[2][3][4]

Bryzhina is a student at the Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University on a sports scholarship.

An interesting fact is that Yelizaveta and her mother Olga have achieved the same best performance over 200 m of 22.44 seconds.[1][5]

Bryzhina was part (with Nataliya Pohrebnyak, Mariya Ryemyen and Olesya Povh) of the Ukrainian women's 4 x 100 m relay, that won gold during the 2010 European Athletics with 42.29 - the fastest time in the world that year.[6] Bryzhina won silver in the (individual) 200 m during this championship when she ran 22.44 (gold went to France's Myriam Soumare).[7]

At the 2012 Olympic Games in London she and her teammates Olesya Povh, Mariya Ryemyen and Hrystyna Stuy took the bronze medals in the 4 x 100 metres relay by setting a new national record.[8][9][10]

She is currently serving a two-year doping ban for the use of a prohibited substance, Drostanolone, having tested positive at the 2013 World Championships. The ban lasts from 15 August 2013 to 27 August 2015.[11]