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Olga Zubova (born 9 December 1993) is a Russian weightlifter.[1]

Olga Zubova
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Women's Weightlifting
World Championships
Disqualified 2015 Houston −75 kg
Disqualified 2013 Wrocław −75 kg
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Antalya −75 kg
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2013 Kazan −75 kg


After coming back from a 2 year suspension and not having been defeated for gold in any competition until the World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, USA 2015, this immensely talented athlete was the prime candidate to lead the Russian women's 75kg class for gold in the 2016 Olympics until she was suspended for drug violations once again.

She competed in the 2013 World Weightlifting Championships – Women's 75 kg convincing winning the Gold medal but then got disqualified for using a banned substance, Clomiphene, in competition that resulted in her 1st suspension[2]

She returned to competition at the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, Texas and took bronze in women's 75 kg, where she failed a doping control again.

In May 2016, Olga Zubova has been banned for eight years for doping.[3][4]

Since being banned she has participated in the relative new sport CrossFit that stresses a combination of various athletic movements requiring great muscle endurance. She purportedly had in training(while suspended) exceeded all world records in 75kg class with a snatch over 135 kg & clean&jerk 175 kg.


  1. ^ Profile
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  3. ^ Champion weightlifter Lovchev slapped with doping ban
  4. ^ World champion among 4 Russian weightlifters caught doping