Yuliya Balykina

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Yuliya Balykina
Yuliya Balykina 2012.jpg
Yuliya Balykina at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Belarusian
Born (1984-04-12)12 April 1984
Bulgan, Mongolia
Died late October 2015 (aged 31)
Minsk, Belarus
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 100m, 4 × 100m

Yuliya Vladimirovna Balykina (Belarusian: Юлія Уладзіміраўна Балыкіна, Russian: Юлия Владимировна Балыкина; 12 April 1984 – late October 2015) was a Belarusian sprinter. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women's 100 metres, and Women's 4 × 100 metres relay.[1][2] Balykina tested positive for drostanolone in an out-of-competition doping test in June 2013 and was banned from competitive athletics for two years. Her period of ineligibility ended on 24 July 2015.[3]

Balykina was reported as missing on 28 October 2015.[4] She was found dead in woodland near Minsk on 16 November 2015.[5][6] Balykina's body had been wrapped in plastic and a former boyfriend of hers has confessed to the murder.[5][7] She was 31.


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