Tatyana Lysenko, hammer thrower
Tatyana Lysenko is a Russian hammer thrower, two-time world champion (2011, 2013), European Champion (2006), champion of Russia (2005, 2009-2012). By the way she is Russian record holder and former world record holder, Honored Master of Sports of Russia. In addition, Tatyana is Lieutenant of the RF Armed Forces.
At the 2012 Olympics, she won the gold medal, but during the re-examination of samples taken during the Games in Beijing and London, traces of the forbidden substance were found. The International Olympic Committee canceled the result of the games in London. However, the athlete refused to return the gold medal.
Pretty girl was born on September 17, 1983 in Bataysk, Russia. Nikolai Beloborodov became her coach when she was 17 years old.
On July 15, 2005 in Moscow Tatyana achieved her first world record 77.06 meters. A month and a half later, she won a bronze medal at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki. On June 24, 2006 Lysenko set a new world record in Zhukovsky, reaching 77.41 m. At the 2006 European Championships, she won the gold with a result of 76.67 m, setting a championship record. On August 15 of the same year in Tallinn she broke her own record with the result 77.80 m.
You know, she improved the world record on May 26, 2007 in Sochi with the result of 78.61 m. But she was caught in the use of doping and this record was canceled. The athlete was disqualified for two years, until May 9, 2009 and therefore could not perform at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Her first start after a two-year disqualification was the Russian championship, which she won with the third result of the season in the world (76.41 m). The result shown by the athlete was only one meter lower than the world record set by Lysenko a few years ago.
She won the gold at the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup.
On July 5, 2012 in Cheboksary she became the champion of Russia with a national record 78.51 m.
At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Lysenko set an Olympic record and became the Olympic champion. 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).
At the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, she won with a new record 78.80 m.
In 2014, she married her coach Nikolai Beloborodov. Tatyana gave birth to their son in 2015.