Yuliya Fomenko (runner)

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Yuliya Fomenko
Personal information
Full name Yuliya Nikolaevna Chizhenko-Fomenko
Nationality  Russia
Born (1979-08-30) August 30, 1979 (age 35)
Arkhangelsk, Russia
Sport Athletics

Yuliya Nikolaevna Chizhenko-Fomenko (Russian: Юлия Николаевна Чиженко-Фоменко, born 30 August 1979) is a Russian middle distance runner who specializes in the 1500 metres.

At the 2005 World Championships she originally finished in silver medal position behind Tatyana Tomashova, but was disqualified for obstructing Maryam Yusuf Jamal of Bahrain. The next year Chizhenko won the World Indoor Championships before finishing second at the European championships, again behind Tomashova.

Fomenko was chosen to represent Russia at the 2008 Summer Olympics, but has since been suspended from competition due to doping test irregularities, along with six other Russian athletes, including Tomashova and Yelena Soboleva.[1][2]

On 20 October 2008, it was announced that Fomenko and six other Russian athletes would receive two-year doping bans for manipulating drug samples.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2003 Universiade Daegu, South Korea 4th 1500 m
2005 World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 6th
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 1st
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 1500 m

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