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Tatyana Ivanovna Tomashova (Russian: Татьяна Ивановна Томашова) (born 1 July 1975 in Perm) is a Russian middle distance runner.

Tatyana Tomashova
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Tatyana Tomashova at the 2012 Olympics
Medal record
Women's athletics
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens 1500 m
Silver medal – second place 2012 London 1500 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Paris 1500 m
Gold medal – first place 2005 Helsinki 1500 m
European Athletics Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Gothenburg 1500 m



At the 2000 Summer Olympics she competed in 5000 metres, but she has participated in shorter races since, now competing mainly in the 1500 metres. She is a double world champion in this event and won an Olympic silver medal in 2004.

On 31 July 2008, Tomashova was suspended by the IAAF, along with six other Russian track and field athletes, for doping offences. She was charged under IAAF rules 32.2 (b) and 32.2 (e) for a "fraudulent substitution of urine which is both a prohibited method and also a form of tampering with the doping control process". She was set to compete in the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

On 20 October 2008, it was announced that Tomashova, along with six other Russian athletes would receive two-year doping bans for manipulating drug samples.[3]

Personal bestsEdit

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Russia
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 10,000m DNF
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 3rd 1500 m 4:01.28
IAAF Grand Prix Final Paris, France 2nd 3000 m 8:56.34
2003 World Championships Paris, France 1st 1500 m 3:58.52
2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece 2nd 1500 m 3:58.12 PB
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 2nd 1500 m 4:05.18
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st 1500 m 4:00.35
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 2nd 1500 m 4:00.28
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 1500 m 3:56.91
2012 Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom 2nd 1500 m 4:10.48
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 10th 1500 m 4:13.66


  1. ^ "IAAF provisionally suspend Russians". Associated Newspapers. 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  2. ^ "Russia hit by doping suspensions". BBC Sport. BBC. 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  3. ^ "Seven Russians handed doping bans". BBC Sport. BBC. 2008-10-20. Retrieved 2009-05-27.

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