Olga Kotlyarova

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Olga Kotlyarova
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Women's Athletics
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Olympic Games
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2000 Sydney 4 x 400 metres

Olga Kotlyarova (born April 12, 1976 in Sverdlovsk) is a Russian runner. She used to compete mainly in 400 metres, and has an Olympic bronze medal from 2000 in relay. She is also a world champion (indoor and outdoor) in this event.

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400 metres sprint running event

The 400 metres, or 400 metre dash, is a sprinting event in track and field competitions. It has been featured in the athletics programme at the Summer Olympics since 1896 for men and since 1964 for women. On a standard outdoor running track, it is one lap around the track. Runners start in staggered positions and race in separate lanes for the entire course. In many countries, athletes previously competed in the 440 yard dash (402.336 m)—which is a quarter of a mile and was referred to as the 'quarter-mile'—instead of the 400 m (437.445 yards), though this distance is now obsolete.

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In 2005, she concentrated more on the 800 metres distance, managing to set a new personal best and to finish fourth at the World Athletics Final.

800 metres middle-distance running event

The 800 metres, or 800 meters, is a common track running event. It is the shortest common middle-distance running event. The 800 metres is run over two laps of the track and has been an Olympic event since the first games in 1896. During indoor track season the event is usually run on a 200-metre track, therefore requiring four laps.

In August 2006 she became the European Champion on the 800 metres.

Personal bests

200 metres sprint running event

The 200 metres is a sprint running event. On an outdoor race 400 m track, the race begins on the curve and ends on the home straight, so a combination of techniques are needed to successfully run the race. A slightly shorter race, called the stadion and run on a straight track, was the first recorded event at the ancient Olympic Games. The 200 m places more emphasis on speed endurance than shorter sprint distances as athletes predominantly rely on anaerobic energy system during the 200 m sprint.

Achievements

YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
Representing Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 20th (qf)200m 24.58 (wind: +0.4 m/s)
4th4 × 400 m relay 3:37.41
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 2nd400 metres 51.70
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st4 × 400 m relay3:26.84 WR
World Student Games Catania, Italy 2nd400 metres 51.35
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd400 metres 50.38
2nd4 × 400 m relay 3:23.56
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 1st4 × 400 m relay3:24.25 WR
World Championships Seville, Spain 1st4 × 400 m relay 3:21.98
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 3rd4 × 400 m relay 3:23.46
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisboa, Portugal 2nd400 metres51.56
1st4 × 400 m relay 3:30.00
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st4 × 400 m relay3:23.88 WR
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 800m 1:57.38

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