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Olga Sergeyevna Kuzenkova (Russian: Ольга Серге́евна Кузенкова; born 4 October 1970 in Smolensk) is a Russian athlete, the first woman to throw the hammer more than 70 meters. She has tested positive for doping.

Olga Kuzenkova
Personal information
Native nameОльга Сергеевна Кузенкова
Born (1970-10-04) 4 October 1970 (age 48)
Smolensk, Soviet Union
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Country Russia
Event(s)Hammer throw
ClubDynamo Smolensk
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)75.68 m (2000)

She won gold in the women's hammer throw event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

She trained with Aleksandr Seleznyov.[1]


In December 2012, her samples from the 2004 Olympics were retested, and she tested positive for anabolic steroids; subsequently she was under investigation by the International Amateur Athletics Federation.[2] In 2013, samples from the 2005 World Championships were retested and Kuzenkova was found to have been doping there as well.[3] In March 2013, she was banned from competitions for two years.[4]

International competitionsEdit

All results regarding Hammer.

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Russia
1997 Universiade Sicily, Italy 2nd 65.96 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 69.28 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 2nd 72.56 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 2nd 69.77 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd 70.61 m
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 2nd 69.98 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 1st 72.94 m
World Cup Madrid, Spain 3rd 66.98 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 2nd 71.71 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 1st 75.02 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland dq (1st) 75.10 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 22nd (q) 66.56 m
dq = disqualified (q) = qualifying round


  1. ^ "RusAthletics page" (in Russian). Retrieved 27 April 2007.
  2. ^ "Olympic 2004 champion Kuzenkova fails drugs test". The Express Tribune. Reuters. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Russia should not hold World Championship - Jade Johnson". BBC. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  4. ^ Fyodorov, Gennady (2 April 2012). "Kuzenkova and Krivelyova get two-year bans for doping". Reuters. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
Preceded by
  Mihaela Melinte
Women's Hammer World Record Holder
5 June 1995 – 3 March 1997
Succeeded by
  Mihaela Melinte
Preceded by
  Mihaela Melinte
Women's Hammer World Record Holder
11 June 1997 – 13 May 1999
Succeeded by
  Mihaela Melinte