Yevgeniya Polyakova

Yevgeniya Andreyevna Polyakova (Russian: Евгения Андреевна Полякова) (born 29 May 1983 in Moscow) is a Russian sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres.[1]

Yevgeniya Polyakova
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Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Russia
Olympic Games
Disqualified 2008 Beijing 4x100 relay
European Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Torino 60 m
Silver medal – second place 2007 Birmingham 60 m

Polyakova represented Russia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing competing at the 100 metres sprint. In her first round heat she placed first in front of Jade Bailey and Sherone Simpson in a time of 11.24 to advance to the second round. There she improved her time to 11.13 seconds, finishing second behind Shelly-Ann Fraser to qualify for the semi finals. With a time of 11.38 she was unable to qualify for the final as her time was only the seventh time of her heat, causing elimination.[1] Together with Aleksandra Fedoriva, Yulia Gushchina and Yuliya Chermoshanskaya she also took part in the 4x100 metres relay. In their first round heat they placed second behind Jamaica, but in front of Germany and China. Their time of 42.87 seconds was also the second time overall out of sixteen participating nations. With this result they qualified for the final in which they sprinted to 42.31 seconds, the first place and the gold medal. The Jamaican team did not finish due to a mistake in the baton exchange.[1]

In August 2016, she and her three Russian teammates were stripped of their Olympic gold medal due to a doping violation by Chermoshanskaya.[2][3]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Russia
2005 European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 4 × 100 m relay DNF
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 2nd 60 m 7.18
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 5th 60 m 7.24

Personal bestsEdit