Tatyana Romanovna Lebedeva (Russian: Татьяна Романовна Лебедева, born 21 July 1976) is a Russian athlete who competes in both the long jump and triple jump events. She is one of the most successful athletes in the disciplines, having won gold medals at Olympic, world and European levels. She has a long jump best of 7.33 m and holds the indoor world record mark of 15.36 m in the triple jump.
Lebedeva in 2013
|Born||21 July 1976|
Sterlitamak, Bashkir ASSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (132 lb)|
|Event(s)||Long jump, triple jump|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||LJ – 7.33 m (2004)|
TJ – 15.36 m(i) (2004)
|Updated on 20 February 2014.|
Her first successes came in the triple jump in 2000, when she won European Indoor gold medal and a silver at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She became the World Champion the following year in addition to a silver medal at the world indoors. After retaining her triple jump title at the 2003 World Championships, she decided to take up the long jump as well. The move paid dividends: she broke the indoor world record in the triple jump at the 2004 World Indoor Championships and won a second gold in the long jump with a mark of 15.36. She won her first Olympic gold medal in the long jump event at the 2004 Athens Olympics and also won the bronze in the triple jump competition.
In 2005, she missed the World Championships due to injury, but became the sole winner of the IAAF Golden League jackpot, a bonus of US$1 million awarded to athletes who win their event at each of six designated European summer meets. That year, she concentrated on the triple jump.
Lebedeva excelled at the 2005 IAAF Golden League, receiving the entire jackpot prize of US$1 million. She became European champion for the first time with a win at the 2006 European Athletics Championships in the triple jump. Lebedeva reached the podium twice at the 2007 World Championships taking long jump gold and triple jump silver.
On 25 January 2017, the International Olympic Committee sanctioned Lebedeva for doping at the 2008 Olympic Games, as a result she lost her silver medals for both the long jump and triple jump events in that Games. Lebedeva appealed the IOC's decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, however on 26 July 2018, the IOC's decision was upheld.
In September 2002, Lebedeva and her husband Nikolay Matveev had their first daughter, Anastasiya. She announced that she was pregnant for a second time in 2010 (choosing to skip the 2011 season), and gave birth to a second daughter (Aleksandra) in November.
|Outdoor||Long jump||7.33 m||Tula, Russia||31 July 2004||8th of all time|
|Triple jump||15.34 m||Heraklion, Greece||4 July 2004||3rd of all time|
|Indoor||Long jump||6.98 m||Budapest, Hungary||7 March 2004|
|Triple jump||15.36 m||Budapest, Hungary||6 March 2004||World indoor record|
- All information taken from IAAF profile.
|1994||World Junior Championships||Lisbon, Portugal||10th||Long jump||6.22 m (wind: +1.9 m/s)|
|3rd||Triple jump||13.62 m (wind: +0.7 m/s)|
|1998||IAAF World Cup||Johannesburg, South Africa||2nd||Triple jump||14.36m|
|Goodwill Games||New York City, United States||2nd||Triple jump||14.14 m|
|European Championships||Budapest, Hungary||5th||Triple jump||14.25m|
|1999||World Championships||Sevilla, Spain||4th||Triple jump||14.55m|
|IAAF Grand Prix Final||München||3rd||Triple jump||14.66m|
|2000||Summer Olympics||Sydney, Australia||2nd||Triple jump||15.00m|
|European Cup||Gateshead, England||1st||Triple jump||14.98 m|
|European Indoor Championships||Ghent, Belgium||1st||Triple jump||14.68m|
|2001||World Championships||Edmonton, Alberta||1st||Triple jump||15.25m|
|World Indoor Championships||Lisbon, Portugal||2nd||Triple jump||14.85m|
|Goodwill Games||Brisbane, Australia||1st||Triple jump||14.58 m|
|European Cup||Bremen, Germany||1st||Triple jump||14.89 m|
|2003||World Indoor Championships||Birmingham, England||9q2||Triple jump||14.09m|
|World Championships||Paris, France||1st||Triple jump||15.18m|
|1st IAAF World Athletics Final||Monaco||1st||Triple jump||15.13m|
|Russian Indoor Championships||1st||Triple jump||14.60 m|
|2004||Summer Olympics||Athens, Greece||3rd||Triple jump||15.14m|
|World Indoor Championships||Budapest, Hungary||1st||Triple jump||15.36m Indoor world record|
|2nd IAAF World Athletics Final||Monaco||2nd||Triple jump||14.96m|
|2005||IAAF Golden League||European circuit||1st||Triple jump||Won US$1 million jackpot|
|2006||European Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||1st||Triple jump||15.15m CR|
|2007||World Championships||Osaka, Japan||1st||Long jump||7.03m|
|2008||Summer Olympics||Beijing, China||DSQ (2nd)||Triple jump||15.32m|
|DSQ (2nd)||Long jump||7.03m|
|2009||World Championships||Berlin, Germany||DSQ (6th)||Triple jump||14.37m|
|DSQ (2nd)||Long jump||6.97m|
|2012||Summer Olympics||London, United Kingdom||10th||Triple jump||14.11m|
- Tatyana Lebedeva. sports-reference.com
- Tatyana Lebedeva. trackfield.brinkster.net
- Golden Lebedeva celebrates as coach scowls. ABC (7 March 2004). Retrieved on 2010-03-18.
- Russia’s Zarudneva and Lebedeva have plenty to celebrate Archived 3 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine. European Athletics (30 November 2010). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
- Tatyana Lebedeva set to return to action in January Archived 2 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine. European Athletics (8 November 2011). Retrieved on 2011-12-01.
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