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Tatyana Alekseyeva

Tatyana Petrovna Alekseyeva (Russian: Татьяна Петровна Алексеева; born 7 October 1963) is a former 400 metres sprinter from Novosibirsk, Russia.[1] Her personal best result was 49.98. She retired from international competition after 1998. A three-time individual Russian national champion, she won 400 m silver medals at the IAAF World Indoor Championships and European Athletics Indoor Championships. With the Russian 4 × 400 metres relay team, she set an indoor world record to win gold at the 1997 IAAF World Indoor Championships and set the Russian record of 3:18.38 as silver medallist at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics.

Tatyana Alekseyeva
Personal information
Born (1963-10-07) 7 October 1963 (age 56)
SportTrack and field
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)49.98 (1997)


Alekseyeva was a double gold medallist for the Soviet Union at the 1985 Summer Universiade, taking both individual and relay 400 m titles.[2] She competed at the 1985 IAAF World Cup that year and shared in a relay silver medal with Irina Nazarova, Mariya Pinigina and Olha Bryzhina.[3] She was chosen as the heats runner for the 4 × 400 metres relay at the 1991 World Championships in Athletics and helped the Soviet team to the final, where they took a silver medal.

Running a Russian indoor record of 51.03 seconds, Alekseyeva was the 400 m silver medalist at the 1993 IAAF World Indoor Championships. She also won a gold in the 4 × 400 metres relay, alongside Marina Shmonina, Yelena Andreyeva, and Yelena Ruzina, but the team was stripped of the titles due to doping by Shmonina.[4] At the 1993 World Championships in Athletics she narrowly missed out on an individual medal, taking fourth behind Jamaica's Sandie Richards, but left the competition with a silver medal through the Russian record-breaking relay team including Ruzina, Margarita Ponomaryova and Irina Privalova, which was runner-up to the United States with 3:18.38 minutes.[5]

Alekseyeva was the 400 m runner-up at the 1994 European Athletics Indoor Championships. In her last year of international competition, she helped set a [{list of world records in athletics|world indoor record]] in the 4 × 400 m relay, anchoring the team of Tatyana Chebykina, Svetlana Goncharenko and Olga Kotlyarova to top the podium at the 1997 IAAF World Indoor Championships in 3:26.84 minutes.[6] She was an individual and relay finalist at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics.

At national level, she won one outdoor national title in the 400 m at the 1997 Russian Athletics Championships and two indoor titles at the Russian Indoor Athletics Championships (1993, 1994).[7][8] She was runner-up in the 200 metres and 4 × 400 metres relay at the 1991 Soviet Athletics Championships and placed third in the 60 metres at the 1992 Russian Indoor Athletics Championships.[9]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1985 Universiade Kobe, Japan 1st 400 m 51.49
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:25.96
World Cup Canberra, Australia 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:20.60
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:23.38 (heats)
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 2nd 400 metres 51.03 NR
DQ 4 × 400 m relay 3:28.90
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 4th 400 metres 50.52
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:18.38 NR
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd 400 m 51.77
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:26.84 WR
World Championships Athens, Greece 8th 400 m 51.37
4th 4 × 400 m relay 3:21.57

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See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 24 апреля в нашем городе прошла конференция Новосибирской областной организации Общество «Динамо», посвящённое 90-летию со дня основания Всероссийского спортивного общества «Динамо». (in Russian). Karelin. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  2. ^ Universiade (Women). GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  3. ^ IAAF World Cup. IAAF. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  4. ^ Sports Reference - Marina Shmonina
  5. ^ Women 4x400m Relay Athletics IV World Championship 1993 Stuttgart (GER) - Sunday 22.08 - Gold Medal: United States. Todor66. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  6. ^ 4 X 400 Metres Women - Final 09-03-97. IAAF. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  7. ^ Russian Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  8. ^ Russian Indoor Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  9. ^ На стадионах страны и мира. Чемпионат России // Лёгкая атлетика : журнал. — 1992. — № 3. — С. 30. (in Russian)

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