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Medal record
Women’s Athletics
Olympic Games
Competitor for  Sweden
Gold 1996 Atlanta 100 m hurdles
World Championships
Competitor for the  Soviet Union
Gold 1991 Tokyo 100 m hurdles
Competitor for  Sweden
Gold 1997 Athens 100 m hurdles
Bronze 1999 Seville 100 m hurdles
World Indoor Championships
Competitor for the  Soviet Union
Gold 1991 Seville 60 m hurdles

Ludmila Engquist (Lyudmila Viktorovna Narozhilenko, née Leonowa, Russian: Людмила Викторовна Нарожиленко-Леонова, born April 21, 1964 in Tambov Oblast, Russia) is a former Soviet/Russian/Swedish athlete who competed in the 1988 Summer Olympics (for the Soviet Union), in the 1992 Summer Olympics (for the Unified Team), and in the 1996 Summer Olympics (for Sweden).

She won gold medals in 100m hurdles at the 1991 World Championships (for the Soviet Union) and 1997 World Championships as well as the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. For her 1997 victory in Athens, Engquist received the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal, the first non-native Swede to win the honor.

In 1999 Enquist was diagnosed with breast cancer. After surgery she stopped chemotherapy after 4 treatments because she did not want the drugs to interfere with her athletic career.

After a successful career she wanted to be the first woman ever to win both the summer and winter Olympics' gold medal by competing in and winning the inaugural two-woman bobsleigh event at the 2002 Winter Olympics, but she was banned from competition after being found guilty of using banned drugs, for the second time in her career.

She currently lives in Spain with her husband Johan Engquist.

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Preceded by
Agneta Andersson & Susanne Gunnarsson
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
Succeeded by
Sweden national handball team
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Soviet Union Natalya Grigoryeva
Women's 100m Hurdles Best Year Performance
1991 — 1992
Succeeded by
United States Gail Devers
Preceded by
Kazakhstan Olga Shishigina
Women's 100m Hurdles Best Year Performance
1996 — 1997
Succeeded by
Nigeria Glory Alozie


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