Tatyana Lebedeva

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Tatyana Lebedeva
Tat'iana Lebedeva 2013 Volgograd.jpg
Lebedeva in 2013
Personal information
Born (1976-07-21) 21 July 1976 (age 43)
Sterlitamak, Bashkir ASSR, Soviet Union
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
CountryFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
Event(s) Long jump, triple jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)LJ – 7.33 m (2004)
TJ – 15.36 m(i) (2004) [1] [2]
Updated on 20 February 2014.
Celebrating victory in Osaka in 2007. Osaka07 D4A WLong Jump Triple Celebration.jpg
Celebrating victory in Osaka in 2007.
Lebedeva leaping at the Berlin World Championships in 2009. Tatyana Lebedeva Berlin 2009.JPG
Lebedeva leaping at the Berlin World Championships in 2009.

Tatyana Romanovna Lebedeva (Russian : Татьяна Романовна Лебедева, born 21 July 1976) is a Russian athlete who competes in both the long jump and triple jump events. She is one of the most successful athletes in the disciplines, having won gold medals at Olympic, world and European levels. She has a long jump best of 7.33 m and had hold the indoor world record mark of 15.36 m in the triple jump. [1]



Her first successes came in the triple jump in 2000, when she won European Indoor gold medal and a silver at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She became the World Champion the following year in addition to a silver medal at the world indoors. After retaining her triple jump title at the 2003 World Championships, she decided to take up the long jump as well. The move paid dividends: she broke the indoor world record in the triple jump at the 2004 World Indoor Championships and won a second gold in the long jump with a mark of 15.36. She won her first Olympic gold medal in the long jump event at the 2004 Athens Olympics and also won the bronze in the triple jump competition. [3]

In 2005, she missed the World Championships due to injury, but became the sole winner of the IAAF Golden League jackpot, a bonus of US$1 million awarded to athletes who win their event at each of six designated European summer meets. That year, she concentrated on the triple jump. [1]

Lebedeva excelled at the 2005 IAAF Golden League, receiving the entire jackpot prize of US$1 million. She became European champion for the first time with a win at the 2006 European Athletics Championships in the triple jump. Lebedeva reached the podium twice at the 2007 World Championships taking long jump gold and triple jump silver.

On 25 January 2017, the International Olympic Committee sanctioned Lebedeva for doping at the 2008 Olympic Games, as a result she lost her silver medals for both the long jump and triple jump events in that Games. [4] Lebedeva appealed the IOC's decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, however on 26 July 2018, the IOC's decision was upheld.

She won the long jump silver medal at the 2009 World Championships (her eighth medal on the world podium), although she could not match this form in the triple jump. [1]

Personal life

In September 2002, Lebedeva and her husband Nikolay Matveev had their first daughter, Anastasiya. She announced that she was pregnant for a second time in 2010 (choosing to skip the 2011 season), [5] and gave birth to a second daughter (Aleksandra) in November. [6]

Personal bests

Outdoor Long jump 7.33 m Tula, Russia 31 July 20048th of all time
Triple jump 15.34 m Heraklion, Greece4 July 20043rd of all time
IndoorLong jump6.98 m Budapest, Hungary7 March 2004
Triple jump15.36 mBudapest, Hungary6 March 2004

Competition record

Representing Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 10thLong jump 6.22 m (wind: +1.9 m/s)
3rdTriple jump 13.62 m (wind: +0.7 m/s)
1998 IAAF World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 2ndTriple jump14.36m
Goodwill Games New York City, United States 2ndTriple jump14.14 m
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 5thTriple jump 14.25m
1999 World Championships Sevilla, Spain4thTriple jump14.55m
IAAF Grand Prix Final München 3rdTriple jump14.66m
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 2ndTriple jump15.00m
European Cup Gateshead, England 1stTriple jump14.98 m
European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 1stTriple jump14.68m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Alberta1stTriple jump15.25m
World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 2ndTriple jump 14.85m
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia1stTriple jump14.58 m
European Cup Bremen, Germany 1stTriple jump14.89 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 9q2Triple jump 14.09m
World Championships Paris, France 1stTriple jump 15.18m
1st IAAF World Athletics Final Monaco 1stTriple jump15.13m
Russian Indoor Championships1stTriple jump14.60 m
2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece 3rdTriple jump 15.14m
1stLong jump 7.07m
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 1stTriple jump 15.36m Indoor world record
1stLong jump 6.98m
2nd IAAF World Athletics Final Monaco 2ndTriple jump14.96m
2005 IAAF Golden League European circuit1stTriple jumpWon US$1 million jackpot
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1stTriple jump 15.15m CR
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 1stLong jump 7.03m
2ndTriple jump 15.07m
2008 Summer Olympics Beijing, China DSQ (2nd)Triple jump15.32m
DSQ (2nd)Long jump7.03m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany DSQ (6th)Triple jump 14.37m
DSQ (2nd)Long jump 6.97m
2012 Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom 10thTriple jump14.11m

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Preceded by
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ashia Hansen
Women's Triple Jump Indoor World Record Holder
6 March 2004 – present
Succeeded by
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Flag of Brazil.svg Maurren Higa Maggi
Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Flag of Russia.svg Irina Simagina