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.
|Full name||Zalina Soslanovna Marghieva|
|Born||5 February 1988|
Vladikavkaz, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||80 kg (176 lb)|
|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.
She threw a personal best of 71.56 metres in January 2009 in Chişinău to break the national record. She improved this further at the 2011 national winter throws meeting in Chişinău, winning the event with a mark of 72.74 m.
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.
|2006||World Junior Championships||Beijing, China||4th||63.24 m|
|2008||Olympic Games||Beijing, China||37th (q)||64.20 m|
|2009||Universiade||Belgrade, Serbia||8th||67.05 m|
|European U23 Championships||Kaunas, Lithuania||1st||67.67 m|
|World Championships||Berlin, Germany||26th (q)||66.70 m|
|2010||European Championships||Barcelona, Spain||5th||70.83 m|
|2011||Universiade||Shenzhen, China||1st||72.93 m|
|World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||8th||70.27 m|
|2013||Universiade||Kazan, Russia||3rd||71.10 m|
|2015||World Championships||Beijing, China||8th||72.38 m|
|2016||European Championships||Amsterdam, Netherlands||5th||71.73 m|
|Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||5th||73.50 m|
|2017||World Championships||London, United Kingdom||19th (q)||67.05 m|
|DécaNation||Angers, France||3rd||69.68 m|
|2018||European Championships||Berlin, Germany||6th||71.80 m|
|2019||World Championships||Doha, Qatar||4th||74.33 m|
- Donets, Serghei (3 February 2009). "71.56m national Hammer Throw record from Zalina Marghieva". IAAF.org. Retrieved 4 February 2009.
- Zalina Petrivskaya at IAAF
- Donets, Serghei (2011-02-07). Marghieva extends Moldovan Hammer Throw record to 72.74m. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-12.
- IAAF list of athletes sanctioned for doping.