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Nataliya Viktorivna Tobias (Ukrainian: Наталія Вікторівна Тобіас, née Sydorenko (Сидоренко); born 22 November 1980 in Serov, Soviet Union) is a female former middle-distance runner from Ukraine, who specialized in the 1500 metres.[1] She holds personal bests of 4:01.78 minutes for the 1500 m, 2:02.31 minutes for the 800 metres, and 8:51.32 minutes for the 3000 metres.[2]

Nataliya Tobias
Nataliya Tobias 2015.jpg
Nataliya Tobias at the 2015 European Team Championships
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Ukraine
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing 1500 m
Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2003 Daegu 1500 m

Tobias represented her country at the Olympics twice, including a 1500 m bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She also competed at the World Championships in Athletics in 2007 and 2011, and was the 1500 m gold medallist at the 2003 Summer Universiade.[3] During her career she won Ukrainian national titles in five different events.[2]

Tobias received a two-year ban in 2012 for testing positive for testosterone at the 2011 World Athletics Championships.[4]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Ukraine
1999 European Junior Championships Riga, Latvia 2nd 1500 m 4:15.91
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 9th 1500 m 4:17.21
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:34.16
Universiade Beijing, China 5th 1500 m 4:12.38
2003 Universiade Daegu, South Korea 1st 1500 m 4:11.69
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 5th 1500 m 4:09.03
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 9th 3000 m 8:54.32
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 14th (sf) 1500 m 4:07.55
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 11th (h) 1500 m 4:15.55
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 7th 1500 m 4:02.71
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 6th 1500 m 4:09.62
World Championships Osaka, Japan 9th 1500 m 4:10.56
38th (h) 3000 m s'chase 10:11.58
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 13th (h) 1500 m 4:11.71
Olympic Games Beijing, China 3rd 1500 m 4:01.78
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 19th (h) 1500 m 4:16.67
6th 3000 m 9:02.94
World Championships Daegu, South Korea DSQ (9th) 1500 m DSQ (4:08.68)
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey DSQ (9th) 3000 m DSQ (9:00.78)

National titlesEdit

Personal bestsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nataliya Tobias. Sports Reference. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ a b Nataliya Tobias. IAAF. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  3. ^ World Student Games (Universiade - Women). GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  4. ^ "Track athletes caught doping ahead of Games". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 26 July 2012.

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