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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.

We must remember that athletes in various countries around the world have no control in deciding whether or not to take performance enhancing products as they are administered by coaches that are under the states control.

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 her banning

she has participated in the relatilve new sport CrossFit that stresses a combination of various athletic movements requiring great muscle endurance.