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Yuliya Gushchina

Full name: Yuliya Aleksandrovna Gushchina
Original name: Юлия Александровна Гущина
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: March 4, 1983 in Novocherkassk, Rostov, Russia
Affiliations: Russian Army, Rostov-on-Don
Country: RUS Russia
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Yuliya Gushchina is an all-around sprinter, who has won international fame at all three sprint distances. She first rose to prominence at the 2005 World Championships, placing sixth in the 200. At the 2006 European Championships Gushchina won gold in the 4×100, silver in the 200, and was fifth in the 100. She missed the 2007 World Championships due to injury, but was back in 2008 and won gold in the sprint relay, silver in the 4×400 and was fourth at 400 metres. After the Beijing Olympics, Gushchina's performances have fallen off a bit. At both the 2009 and 2011 World Championships, she only reached the semi-finals in the 200 and was fifth with the Russian 4×100 relay team in 2009 and seventh in that event in 2011.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.13 (2006); 200 – 22.53 (2005); 400 – 50.01 (2008).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Athletics Women's 400 metres Russia RUS 4
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Russia RUS 1 Gold
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay Russia RUS 2 Silver
2012 Summer 29 London Athletics Women's 400 metres Russia RUS 4 h1 r2/3
2012 Summer 29 London Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay Russia RUS 2 Silver

Women's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) RT L
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Athletics Russia Final 4 50.01 0.242 5
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Athletics Russia Semi-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 50.48 0.189 7
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Athletics Russia Round One Heat Four 2 QU 51.18 0.257 4
2012 Summer 29 London Athletics Russia Semi-Finals Heat One 4 51.66 0.166
2012 Summer 29 London Athletics Russia Round One Heat Seven 2 Q 51.54 0.190

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Athletics Russia RUS Final 1
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Athletics Russia RUS Round One Heat Two 2 QU

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A)
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Athletics Russia RUS Final 2 50.62
2012 Summer 29 London Athletics Russia RUS Final 2
2012 Summer 29 London Athletics Russia RUS Round One Heat Two 2