Tatyana Lysenko

Tatyana Viktorovna Lysenko (Russian: Татьяна Викторовна Лысенко, born October 9, 1983 in Bataysk) is a Russian hammer thrower. Her career has been blighted by repeated doping infractions. In February 2019, the Court of Arbitration for Sport handed her an eight-year ban for doping, starting from 2 July 2016.[2]

Tatyana Lysenko
Tatyana Lysenko Daegu 2011.jpg
Lysenko in 2011
Personal information
Native nameТатьяна Викторовна ԓысенко
Full nameTatyana Viktorovna Lysenko
Born (1983-10-09) October 9, 1983 (age 37)
Bataysk, Soviet Union
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1+14 in)[1]
Weight81 kg (179 lb)[1]
Sport
Country Russia
SportWomen's athletics
Event(s)Hammer throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)78.80 m (2013)

CareerEdit

Lysenko's first world record was 77.06 metres, achieved on July 15, 2005 in Moscow, beating the old record of Mihaela Melinte by 0.99 metres.[3] On June 12, 2006 she lost the record to Gulfiya Khanafeyeva, who threw 77.26 metres at the Russian athletics championships in Tula.[4] However, Lysenko threw 77.41 metres on June 24 in Zhukovsky[5] and 77.80 metres in Tallinn, Estonia on August 15.[6] On July 21, 2007 it was reported that she failed a drug test, testing positive for a women's hormone blocker.[7] In 2008, she was found guilty of using 6α-methylandrostendione and received a two-year ban (15.07.07 – 14.07.09) and disqualification of all results from 9 May 2007, including her world record of 78.61 m set on May 26, 2007.[8]

Lysenko returned to competition in July 2009, taking the Russian title with 76.41 m.[9] She won the gold at the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup and ranked third in the inaugural IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge at the end of the year, with a combined score of 223.96 metres for her three best throws.[10] In 2011, she won her first world championship in the first world championships where the top three women all went over 75 m.[11] She was awarded the hammer throw gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics with a throw of 78.18 m. She won the 2013 World Championships with a world leading throw of 78.80 m.[12]

In May 2016 La Gazzetta dello Sport reported that a retest of Lysenko's samples from the 2012 Summer Olympics had tested positive for doping products, her third failure. If confirmed in the B sample, she stood to lose her Olympic and second World titles and faced a lifetime ban from the sport.[13] In October, she was stripped of her Olympic gold medal.[14]

International competitionsEdit

Representing   Russia
Year Competition Venue Position Event Result Notes
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 5th Hammer throw 64.48 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 19th Hammer throw 66.82 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd Hammer throw 72.46 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st Hammer throw 76.67 m CR
World Cup Athens, Greece 2nd Hammer throw 74.44 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 6th Hammer throw 72.22 m
2010 European Cup Winter Throwing Arles, France 3rd Hammer throw 69.11 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd Hammer throw 75.65 m
Continental Cup Split, Croatia 1st Hammer throw 73.88 m
DécaNation Annecy, France 1st Hammer throw 72.95 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 1st Hammer throw 77.13 m
DécaNation Nice, France 1st Hammer throw 74.17 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom DQ Hammer throw 78.18 m Doping
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia DQ Hammer throw 78.80 m CR, Doping

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Tatyana Lysenko's profile at the IAAF site
  2. ^ "Doping bans for 12 Russian athletes including 2012 Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov". BBC Sport. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "Lysenko demolishes Melinte's World record with 77.06m". IAAF. July 16, 2005. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  4. ^ Dolgopolov, Nickolai; Orlov, Rostislav (June 12, 2006). "World Hammer Throw record at Russian Champs, Day Two". IAAF. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  5. ^ Dolgopolov, Nickolai; Orlov, Rostislav (June 24, 2006). "Lysenko regains World Hammer Throw Record – 77.41m at Znamenskiy Memorial". IAAF. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  6. ^ Juck, Alfons; Turban, Marko; Karotamm, Aivar (August 15, 2006). "Lysenko again! – 77.80 World record in Tallinn". IAAF. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "World record holder Lysenko fails drugs test". ABC News. July 21, 2007. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  8. ^ Doping Rule Violation
  9. ^ IAAF report of 2009 Russian Champs
  10. ^ "Murofushi and Heidler take overall titles and prize of $30,000 each – IAAF World Hammer Throw Challenge". IAAF. September 8, 2010. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  11. ^ "IAAF: Women's Hammer Throw - Final - Lysenko upsets World record holder Heidler". IAAF. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  12. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (August 16, 2013). "Lysenko completes impressive hat-trick of global titles". IAAF. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  13. ^ London 2012 positives return, in italian, 26 MAy 2016 Gazzetta dello Sport
  14. ^ "Russian hammer thrower Tatyana Lysenko stripped of Olympic gold". espn.com. 12 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.

External linksEdit

Records
Preceded by
Mihaela Melinte
Women's hammer world record holder
15 July 2005 – 12 June 2006
Succeeded by
Gulfiya Khanafeyeva
Preceded by
Gulfiya Khanafeyeva
Women's hammer world record holder
24 June 2006 — 22 August 2009
Succeeded by
Anita Włodarczyk