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Nataliya Grigoryeva (Ukrainian: Наталія Григорьєва, née Dorofeyeva on 3 December 1962) is a retired athlete who specialized in the 100 metres hurdles. She represented the Soviet Union and Ukraine, and holds the Ukrainian record.

Nataliya Grygoryeva
Medal record
Women's athletics
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Tokyo 100 m hurdles

CareerEdit

Grigoryeva was born in Ishimbay in today's Bashkortostan, and represented the club Spartak in Kharkiv.[1] She finished fourth at the 1988 Olympic Games,[2] won the gold medal at the 1990 Goodwill Games,[3] and won the bronze medal at the 1991 World Championships.[2] She was caught for doping around this point in her career.[4]

She also competed at the 1990 European Championships, [5] the 1996 Olympic Games[1] and the 1997 World Indoor Championships without reaching the final.[2]

Her personal best time was 12.39 seconds, achieved in July 1991 in Kiev.[2] This is the current Ukrainian record, even though she achieved it whilst representing the Soviet Union.[6][7] As of 2015, this time still ranks her in the top 10 on the world all-time list. In the 60 metres hurdles she had a personal best time of 7.85 seconds, achieved in February 1990 in Chelyabinsk.[2]

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Soviet Union
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 7th 100 m hurdls 12.96
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 4th 100 m hurdles 12.79
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 1st 100 m hurdles 12.70
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia semi-final 100 m hurdles 12.98
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 3rd 100 m hurdles 12.69
Representing   Ukraine
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States quarter-final 100 m huurdles 12.96

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nataliya Hrygor'ieva". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e Nataliya Grygoryeva at IAAF  
  3. ^ "Goodwill Games". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  4. ^ Janofsky, Michael (19 July 1992). "Sophisticated Doping Begets More Testing". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Women 100m Hurdles European Championships 1990 Split (YUG)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  6. ^ "100 Metres Hurdles All Time". IAAF. 15 October 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2010.
  7. ^ "IAAF Statistics Handbook, Berlin 2009" (PDF). IAAF. p. 602 (p. 258 in this pdf). Archived from the original (pdf) on 6 August 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2010. |chapter= ignored (help)