Tatyana Lysenko, hammer thrower
Tatyana Lysenko is a Russian hammer thrower, Olympic champion in 2012, two-time world champion (2011, 2013), European Champion (2006), champion of Russia (2005, 2009-2012), Russian record holder and former world record holder, Honored Master of Sports of Russia.
Tatyana was born on September 17, 1983 in Bataysk, Russia.
Her first world record was 77.06 meters, achieved on July 15, 2005 in Moscow. However, Lysenko threw 77.41 meters on June 24 in Zhukovsky and 77.80 meters in Tallinn, Estonia on August 15. On July 21, 2007 it was reported that she has failed a drug test, testing positive for a women’s hormone blocker.
Lysenko returned to competition in July 2009, taking the Russian title with 76.41 m.
She won the gold at the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup and ranked third in the inaugural IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge at the end of the year, with a combined score of 223.96 meters for her three best throws.
She won hammer throw’s gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics with new Olympics Record 78.18.
On August 13, 2012 Tatyana was awarded the Order of Friendship for her great contribution to the development of physical culture and sports, high achievements in sport at the Games of the XXX Olympiad 2012 in London (UK).