Yelyzaveta Bryzhina

Yelyzaveta Viktorivna Bryzhina (Ukrainian: Єлизавета Вікторівна Бризгіна; born November 28, 1989[1] in Luhansk[2]) is a Ukrainian sprint athlete, who specializes in the 100 metres.

Yelyzaveta Bryzhina
Yelyzaveta Bryzghina.jpg
Bryzhina as the final runner of Ukraine's women's 4x100m relay at the 2010 European Championships
Personal information
BornNovember 28, 1989 (1989-11-28) (age 30)
Luhansk, Ukraine
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)

Her personal best times are 11.42 seconds in the 100 m (outdoor), achieved in May 2016 in Kirovograd; and 22.44 seconds in the 200 metres, achieved in July 2010 in Barcelona.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Bryzhina is the daughter of the successful Soviet athletes Olga Bryzhina and Viktor Bryzhin, and sister of Anastasiia Bryzgina.[2][3][4]

Bryzhina is a student at the Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University on a sports scholarship.


Yelizaveta and her mother Olga have achieved the same best performance over 200 m of 22.44 seconds.[1][5]

Bryzhina was part (with Nataliya Pohrebnyak, Mariya Ryemyen and Olesya Povh) of the Ukrainian women's 4 × 100 m relay, that won gold during the 2010 European Athletics with 42.29 - the fastest time in the world that year.[6] Bryzhina won silver in the (individual) 200 m during this championship when she ran 22.44 (gold went to France's Myriam Soumare).[7]

At the 2012 Olympic Games in London she and her teammates Olesya Povh, Mariya Ryemyen and Hrystyna Stuy took the bronze medals in the 4 x 100 metres relay by setting a new national record.[8][9][10]

She served a two-year doping ban for the use of the banned anabolic steroid, Drostanolone, having tested positive at the 2013 World Championships. The ban lasts from 15 August 2013 to 27 August 2015.[11]


  1. ^ a b c Bryzhina Elizaveta Profile, International Association of Athletics Federations
  2. ^ a b (in Ukrainian) Єлизавета Бризгіна: Головне — не участь, а перемога, Ukrayina Moloda (July 23, 2010)
  3. ^ Romanization of Ukrainian differs from Romanization of Russian
  4. ^ Russia dominates on day of upsets in Bergen - European Team Champs Day 2, International Association of Athletics Federations (June 21, 2010)
  5. ^ IAAF profile for Olga Bryzgina
  6. ^ Chris Tomlinson secures European long jump bronze, BBC (August 1, 2010)
  7. ^ Lewis-Francis accepts blame for 4x100m relay disaster, BBC (July 31, 2010)
  8. ^ "International Association of Athletics Federations". Retrieved 2012-08-12.
  9. ^ USA smash world 4x100m relay record to win Olympic gold, BBC Sport (10 August 2012)
  10. ^ Women's 4 x 100m Relay Results, BBC Sport (10 August 2012)
  11. ^ IAAF list of athletes suspended for doping - April 2014