Elena Anatolyevna Lashmanova (Russian: Елена Анатольевна Лашманова, born April 9, 1992 in Saransk, Mordovia) is a Russian race walker. She was the 2012 Olympic Champion in the 20K walk. She received a two-year ban for a doping violation along with a similar penalty for the majority of her training partners shortly thereafter.
|Full name||Elena Anatolyevna Lashmanova|
|Born||April 9, 1992|
Saransk, Mordovia, Russia
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||48 kg (106 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
On 22 June 2014, it was announced that Lashmanova had tested positive for doping, along with a large number of other Russian race-walkers, and would receive a two-year suspension. She would come off of the doping suspension in time to defend her Olympic gold medal. She joined over a dozen other elite Russian race walkers all coached by Viktor Chegin to receive doping suspensions.
She was alleged to have competed on 30 December 2014 despite the drug suspension. If proven her ban could be extended for a further two years.
|2009||World Youth Championships||Brixen, Italy||1st||5000 m track walk||22:55.45|
|2010||World Junior Championships||Moncton, Canada||1st||10000 m track walk||44:11.90|
|2011||European Race Walking Cup||Olhão, Portugal||1st||10 km (U20)||43:10|
|1st||Team - 10 km Junior||3 pts|
|European Junior Championships||Tallinn, Estonia||1st||10000 m track walk||40:43.73 WJR|
|2012||World Race Walking Cup||Saransk, Russia||1st||20 km walk||1:27:38|
|Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||1st||20 km walk||1:25:02 WR|
|2013||World Championships||Moscow, Russia||1st||20 km walk||1:27:08|
- "Elena Lashmanova, Olympic champion in the 20 km walk, suspended two years," La Dernière Heure (June 22, 2014). Retrieved March 6, 2015.
- "Disqualification," Russian Athletics (June 21, 2014). Retrieved March 6, 2015.
- "IAAF investigating Russian Olympic gold medallist Elena Lashmanova," The Guardian (January 14, 2015). Retrieved March 6, 2015.
- Liu breaks 20km race walk world record in La Coruna. IAAF (2015-06-06). Retrieved on 2015-06-06.