|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.
Yekaterinburg, alternatively romanised Ekaterinburg, is the fourth-largest city in Russia and the administrative centre of Sverdlovsk Oblast, located on the Iset River east of the Ural Mountains, in the middle of the Eurasian continent, on the Asian side of the boundary between Asia and Europe. It is the main cultural and industrial centre of the oblast. In 2017, it had an estimated population of 1,488,791. Yekaterinburg has been dubbed the "third capital of Russia", as it is ranked third by the size of economy, culture, transportation and tourism. It is located about 1,420 kilometres (880 mi) to the east of Moscow.
Russia, officially the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and North Asia. At 17,125,200 square kilometres (6,612,100 sq mi), Russia is by a considerable margin the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with about 146.77 million people as of 2019, including Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital, Moscow, is one of the largest cities in the world and the second largest city in Europe; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. However, Russia recognises two more countries that border it, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, both of which are internationally recognized as parts of Georgia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|1994||World Junior Championships||Lisbon, Portugal||20th (qf)||200m||24.58 (wind: +0.4 m/s)|
|4th||4 × 400 m relay||3:37.41|
|1996||European Indoor Championships||Stockholm, Sweden||2nd||400 metres||51.70|
|1997||World Indoor Championships||Paris, France||1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:26.84 WR|
|World Student Games||Catania, Italy||2nd||400 metres||51.35|
|1998||European Championships||Budapest, Hungary||3rd||400 metres||50.38|
|2nd||4 × 400 m relay||3:23.56|
|1999||World Indoor Championships||Maebashi, Japan||1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:24.25 WR|
|World Championships||Seville, Spain||1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:21.98|
|2000||Summer Olympics||Sydney, Australia||3rd||4 × 400 m relay||3:23.46|
|2001||World Indoor Championships||Lisboa, Portugal||2nd||400 metres||51.56|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:30.00|
|2004||World Indoor Championships||Budapest, Hungary||1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:23.88 WR|
|2006||European Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||1st||800m||1:57.38|
Laure Manaudou is a retired French Olympic, world and European champion swimmer. She has held the world record in freestyle events between 200 and 1500 meter. She is the daughter of a French father and a Dutch mother, and she is the older sister of Florent Manaudou who is also an Olympic gold medalist swimmer.
Tamsyn Carolyn Manou is an Australian athlete and middle-distance runner, who has won a total of eighteen Australian Championships at 400 metres, 800 metres and 400m hurdles.
Jarmila Kratochvílová is a Czech former track and field athlete. She won the 400 metres and 800 metres at the 1983 World Championships, setting a world record in the 400 m. In 1983, she also set the world record for the 800 metres, which still stands and which is currently the longest-standing individual world record in athletics. Only two athletes, Pamela Jelimo of Kenya, in 2008, and Caster Semenya of South Africa, in 2018, have come within a second of Kratochvílová's mark since it was set.
Petra Schersing is a retired East German sprinter who specialised in the 400 metres. She represented sports club SC Chemie Halle and was coached by Harold Werner. At the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, she won a silver medal in the 400 metres and a bronze medal in the 4×400 metres relay.
Yuliya Vladimirovna Sotnikova is a Russian world indoor champion and Olympic bronze medallist in the 4 x 400 metres relay. She specializes in the 400 metres and has a personal best time of 50.73s. She competed for Russia in the 2000 Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia in the 4 x 400 metres where she won the bronze medal with her team mates Svetlana Gontcharenko, Olga Kotlyarova and Irina Privalova.
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