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Zalina Marghieva (Russian: Залина Сослановна Маргиева; born 5 February 1988) is a female hammer thrower who competes for Moldova. Born in Russia, she is the sister of Marina Marghiev and Serghei Marghiev, and is coached by her father Soslan.[1]

Zalina Marghieva
Personal information
Full nameZalina Soslanovna Marghieva
Born (1988-02-05) 5 February 1988 (age 31)
Vladikavkaz, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Country Moldova
Event(s)Hammer throw
Updated on 15 August 2016.

As a junior, she finished fifth at the 2005 World Youth Championships, fourth at the 2006 World Junior Championships and fifth at the 2007 European Junior Championships. She then competed at the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final. At the 2009 European U23 Championships she won the gold medal.[2]

She threw a personal best of 71.56 metres in January 2009 in Chişinău to break the national record.[1] She improved this further at the 2011 national winter throws meeting in Chişinău, winning the event with a mark of 72.74 m.[3]


Similarly to her sister, Marina, she served a two-year ban from athletics after testing positive for prohibited substances dehydrochloromethyltestosterone and stanozolol back in 2009. She resumed competition when her ineligibility ended on 23 July 2015.[4]



  1. ^ a b Donets, Serghei (3 February 2009). "71.56m national Hammer Throw record from Zalina Marghieva". Retrieved 4 February 2009.
  2. ^ Zalina Petrivskaya at IAAF
  3. ^ Donets, Serghei (2011-02-07). Marghieva extends Moldovan Hammer Throw record to 72.74m. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-12.
  4. ^ IAAF list of athletes sanctioned for doping.

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