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Tetiana Samolenko-Dorovskykh

Full name: Tetiana Volodymyrivna Samolenko-Dorovskykh (Khamitova-, -Apaicheva)
Original name: Тетяна Володимирівна Самоленко-Доровських (Хамітова-, -Апайчева)
Other name(s): Tatyana Vladimirovna Samolenko-Dorovskikh (Khamitova-, -Apaycheva), Татьяна Владимировна Самоленко-Доровских (Хамитова-, -Апайчева)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: August 12, 1961 in Sekretarka, Orenburg, Russia
Affiliations: Spartak, Zaporozhye/Zaporozhye U.
Country: URS Soviet Union, EUN Unified Team
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Wife of Oleksandr Apaichev.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Tetiana Samolenko-Dorovskykh was the world's top female middle distance runner of the late 80s. Although born in Russia, she grew up in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine and rose to fame at the 1986 Goodwill Games, where she won the 1,500 metres. In 1986, Samolenko-Dorovskykh also won silver in the 1,500 at the European Championships and the 1987 World Championships were probably her best international tournament, as she won both the 1,500 and 3,000. At the 1988 Olympics, Samolenko-Dorovskykh won gold in the 3,000 and bronze in the 1,500. In 1991, she defended her 3,000 World title, but had to settle for silver in the 1,500 behind Algeria's Hassiba Boulmerka. The last international tournament for Samolenko-Dorovskykh was the 1992 Olympics, where she won a silver in the 3,000, while placing fourth in the 1,500. On June 1993, Samolenko-Dorovskykh tested positive for PEDs and received a two-year drug ban, which effectively ended her career. She later worked as a high school teacher in her native Zaporizhzhia.

Personal Bests: 1500 – 3:57.92 (1992); 3000 – 8:26.53 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Women's 1,500 metres Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Women's 3,000 metres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OR
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Women's 1,500 metres Unified Team EUN 4
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Women's 3,000 metres Unified Team EUN 2 Silver

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final 3 4:00.30
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat One 3 QU 4:07.11
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Final 4 3:57.92
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 4:03.79
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Round One Heat One 2 QU 4:09.94

Women's 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final 1 OR 8:26.53
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Two 5 QU 8:44.18
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Final 2 8:46.85
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Round One Heat Two 2 QU 8:42.45
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