Yuliya Gushchina

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Yuliya Gushchina
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Personal information
Born (1983-03-04) March 4, 1983 (age 32)
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Country  Russia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 4 × 400m Relay

Yuliya Aleksandrovna Gushchina (Russian: Ю́лия Александровна Гу́щина, born 4 March 1983 in Novocherkassk, Rostov Oblast) is a Russian sprinter who specializes in the 200 metres.[1]

Gushchina represented Russia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing competing at the 4x100 metres relay, together with Aleksandra Fedoriva, Yuliya Chermoshanskaya and Yevgeniya Polyakova. In their first round heat they placed second behind Jamaica, but in front of Germany and China. Their time of 42.87 seconds was also the second time overall out of sixteen participating nations. With this result they qualified for the final in which they sprinted to 42.31 seconds, the first place and the gold medal. Belgium and Nigeria took the other medals. The Jamaican team did not finish due to a mistake in the baton exchange.[1]

In the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Gushchina changed from the 400 m to the 200 m and competed, she reached the 200 m semi-finals but narrowly missed out to the finals, in the 4×100 m relay Russia were fourth in the final a great disappointment, Jamaica won, Bahamas 2nd and Germany 3rd.

In the 2013 World Championships in Moscow Gushchina was successfully back to the 400 m and she won the gold medal at the 4x400m relay.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 3rd 4×100 m relay 3:34.49
2003 European Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st 4×400 m relay 3:29.25
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 200 m DQ
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th 200 m 22.75
4×100 m relay DNF
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 6th 200 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 5th 100 m 11.31
2nd 200 m 22.93
1st 4 x 100 m relay 42.71
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 17th (h) 60 m 7.31
World Championships Osaka, Japan 5th 4×100 m relay 42.97
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 1st 4×400 m relay 3:28.17
Olympic Games Beijing, China 4th 400 m 50.01
1st 4x100 m relay 42.31
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:18.82
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 17th (sf) 200 m 23.24
4th 4x100 m relay 43.00
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 5th 4x100 m relay 42.91
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 18th (sf) 200 m 23.26
6th 4x100 m relay 42.93
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 3rd 4x400 m relay 3:29.55
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 1st 4x400 m relay 3:20.19

Personal bests[edit]


  1. ^ a b Athlete biography: Yulia Gushchina, beijing2008.cn, ret: 27 Aug 2008

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