Gulnara Iskanderovna Samitova-Galkina (Russian: Гульнара Искандеровна Самитова-Галкина, Tatar: Гөлнара Искәндәр кызы Самитова-Галкина) (born 9 July 1978 in Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan) is a Russian distance runner. In July 2004 she ran 3000 metres steeplechase in a new world record of 9:01.59 minutes. Early that year she won a bronze medal over 1500 metres at the 2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships.
|Born||9 July 1978|
Naberezhnye Chelny, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Samitova claimed the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in the 3000 m steeplechase, breaking her own world record in the final with a time of 8:58.81 min, becoming the first woman in history to run under 9 minutes for the steeplechase.
She won both the 800 and 1500 metres races at the Russian Team Championships in June 2009, clocking a personal best of 2:00.29 in the 800 m and a world leading time over 1500 m.
She missed the entire 2010 season, including the 2010 European Athletics Championships, after she fell pregnant. She gave birth to her daughter Alina in June, and returned to training that autumn.
|2003||World Championships||Paris, France||7th||5000 m|
|2004||World Indoor Championships||Budapest, Hungary||3rd||1500 m|
|Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||6th||5000 m|
|2007||World Championships||Osaka, Japan||7th||3000 m s'chase|
|2008||Olympic Games||Beijing, China||1st||3000 m s'chase|
|World Athletics Final||Stuttgart, Germany||1st||3000 m s'chase|
|2009||World Championships||Berlin, Germany||3rd||3000 m s'chase|
|2012||Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||DNF||3000 m s'chase|