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Yana Sergeyevna Romanova (Russian: Яна Серге́евна Романова, born 11 May 1983) is a retired Russian biathlete. She competed in various events at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics and won a silver medal in the 4×6 km relay in 2014. Her medal was later annulled for doping violations.

Yana Romanova
Yana Romanova.jpg
Romanova in 2014
Full nameYana Sergeyevna Romanova
Born (1983-05-11) 11 May 1983 (age 36)
Kurgan, Russia
Height166 cm (5 ft 5 in)[1]
World Cup career
Seasons2008–2015
Individual wins1
Indiv. podiums1
Updated on 27 March 2010.

CareerEdit

Romanova was awarded the Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" I class in 2014. In May 2015 she retired from competitions.[2] In April 2016 she became a candidate to participate in the primaries of the "United Russia" in the Omsk Oblast for the elections to the State Duma.[3]

In December 2016, the International Biathlon Union provisionally suspended her for doping violations during the 2014 Winter Olympics, along with Olga Vilukhina.[4] On 27 November 2017, the International Olympic Committee disqualified Vilukhina and Romanova, banned them for life from the Olympics, and stripped them of their Olympic medals.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yana Romanova. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Terentiev, Artyom (15 May 2015) Яна Романова завершила спортивную карьеру. Sovsport.ru. Retrieved on 23 August 2018.
  3. ^ Биатлонистка Романова пройдет праймериз от "Единой России" в Омской области. Tass.ru (5 April 2016). Retrieved on 2018-08-23.
  4. ^ Morgan, Liam. (21 January 2017) IBU dismisses cases against 22 Russians named in McLaren Report. Insidethegames.biz. Retrieved on 2018-08-23.
  5. ^ "IOC sanctions five Russian athletes and publishes first full decision as part of the Oswald Commission findings". International Olympic Committee. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.

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