Natalya Nazarova

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Natalya Nazarova
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Nazarova at the 2010 World Indoor Championships in Doha.
Personal information
Born (1979-05-26) May 26, 1979 (age 39) [1] [2]
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
CountryFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
Event(s) 4 × 400m Relay

Natalya Viktorovna Nazarova (Russian : Наталья Викторовна Назарова, born May 26, 1979, Moscow) is a track and field sprinter.

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Track and field is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. The name is derived from the sport's typical venue: a stadium with an oval running track enclosing a grass field where the throwing and some of the jumping events take place. Track and field is categorized under the umbrella sport of athletics, which also includes road running, cross country running, and race walking.


She was born in Moscow. Following a personal best time of 49.65 seconds run a fortnight earlier, Natalya had lost form by the start of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, and only just made the final finishing 8th. She did get a silver in the relay.

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She finished fourth at the 2003 World Championships.

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On January 8, 2004 Natalya Nazarova broke the sixteen-year-old indoor world record for the rarely run 500 m in a time of 1:07.36. that had been set by Olga Nazarova (no relation).

World record

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Major achievements

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  1. Natalya Nazarova at Tilastopaja (registration required)
  2. "Nataliya Nazarova Bio, Stats and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 June 2013.