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Alina Petrovna Ivanova (Russian: Алина Петровна Иванова; born March 16, 1969 in Kildishevo, Yadrinsky District, Chuvash ASSR[1]) is a retired Russian race walker, best known for winning the gold medal in the women's 10 km walk at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. She represented the Unified Team at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

She changed to the marathon run later in her career and was a two-time winner at both the Prague International Marathon and the Dublin Marathon.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the   Soviet Union
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 5000m walk DQ
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 1st 10 km walk 42.57
Representing   Russia
1995 Pittsburgh Marathon Pittsburgh, United States 1st Marathon 2:35:30
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece Marathon DNF
1998 Hong Kong Marathon Hong Kong, PR China 1st Marathon 2:39:26
2000 Prague Marathon Prague, Czech Republic 1st Marathon 2:27:42
Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany 8th Marathon 2:31:26
2001 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 7th Marathon 2:25:34
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany Marathon DNF
2006 Prague Marathon Prague, Czech Republic 1st Marathon 2:29:20


  1. ^ "Иванова Алина Петровна". Chuvash Encyclopedia (in Russian). Chuvash State Institute of Human Sciences. 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2016.

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