Full name: Marina Konstantinovna Shmonina
Original name: Марина Константиновна Шмонина
Height: 5-4.5 (164 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: February 9, 1965 in Toshkent, Toshkent Shahri, Uzbekistan
Country: Unified Team
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Long sprinter Marina Shmonina won a gold medal in the 4x400 relay at the 1992 Olympics, but ran only in the heats. She also won 4x400 relay golds at the 1990 European Championships and Goodwill Games, adding silvers at the 1991 World Indoors and 1992 World Cups, and a bronze at the 1989 World Cup. Individually Shmonina won a 400 silver and gold at the 1989 and 1990 European Indoor Championships, respectively, and was seventh at the 1990 Europeans and Goodwill Games. Shmonina initially placed first with the Russian 4x400 relay at the 1993 World Indoors, but the Russian team was disqualified after Shmonina tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol and received a four-year competitive ban, which also ended her sports career. Shmonina later worked as a children’s coach in Fryazino, Moskva Oblast.
Personal Best\: 400 – 50.52 (1990).
|1992 Summer||27||Barcelona||Athletics||Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay||Unified Team||EUN||1||Gold|
|1992 Summer||27||Barcelona||Athletics||Unified Team||EUN||Round One||Heat Two||1||QU||3:22.91|