Tatyana Lebedeva being interviewed at the 2007 World Championships
|Competitor for Russia|
|Silver||2008 Beijing||Triple jump|
|Silver||2008 Beijing||Long jump|
|Gold||2004 Athens||Long jump|
|Bronze||2004 Athens||Triple jump|
|Silver||2000 Sydney||Triple jump|
|Gold||2001 Edmonton||Triple jump|
|Gold||2003 Paris||Triple jump|
|Gold||2007 Osaka||Long jump|
|Silver||2007 Osaka||Triple jump|
|Silver||2009 Berlin||Long jump|
|World Indoor Championships|
|Gold||2004 Budapest||Triple jump|
|Gold||2004 Budapest||Long jump|
|Silver||2001 Lisbon||Triple jump|
|Gold||2006 Gothenburg||Triple jump|
|European Indoor Championships|
|Gold||2000 Ghent||Triple jump|
Tatyana Romanovna Lebedeva (Russian: Татьяна Романовна Лебедева, born July 21, 1976 in Sterlitamak) is a Russian athlete who competes in both the long jump and triple jump events. She is one of 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 holds the indoor world record mark of 15.36 m in the triple jump.
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. 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.
An injury forced her out of the 2005 World Championships but she excelled on the IAAF Golden League circuit: she went undefeated and received 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, and she earned two silver medals in her disciplines at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. 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.
In the finals of the 2004 World Indoor Championships, after equalling Ashia Hansen's triple jump indoor world record with her first jump, Lebedeva then improved on this twice finishing with a mark of 15.36 metres.
In 2004 for the second Summer Olympic Games in a row, Lebedeva went into the triple jump competition as favourite, but could only pick up a minor medal. This time she received the bronze, which was one place lower than her silver medal won in Sydney four years earlier. Later in the games she led Russia to a clean sweep in the long jump, winning by a mere 2 cm from Irina Simagina and Tatyana Kotova.
In 2005, she missed the World Championships due to injury, but became the sole winner of the IAAF Golden League jackpot, a bonus of USD 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.
In September, 2002 Lebedeva gave birth to a daughter, whom she named Nastya.
|Long jump||7.33 m||Tula, Russia||31 July 2004|
|Long jump (indoor)||6.98 m||Budapest, Hungary||7 March 2004|
|Triple jump||15.34 m||Heraklion, Greece||4 July 2004|
|Triple jump (indoor)||15.36 m||Budapest, Hungary||6 March 2004|
|1994||World Junior Championships||Lisbon, Portugal||Triple jump||3rd|
|1998||IAAF World Cup||Johannesburg, South Africa||Triple jump||2nd|
|Goodwill Games||New York, United States||Triple jump||2nd|
|2000||Summer Olympics||Sydney, Australia||Triple jump||2nd|
|European Cup||Gateshead, England||Triple jump||1st|
|European Indoor Championships||Ghent, Belgium||Triple jump||1st|
|2001||World Championships||Edmonton, Canada||Triple jump||1st|
|World Indoor Championships||Lisbon, Portugal||Triple jump||2nd|
|Goodwill Games||Brisbane, Australia||Triple jump||1st|
|European Cup||Bremen, Germany||Triple jump||1st|
|2003||World Championships||Paris, France||Triple jump||1st|
|1st IAAF World Athletics Final||Monaco||Triple jump||1st|
|Russian Indoor Championships||Triple jump||1st|
|2004||Summer Olympics||Athens, Greece||Triple jump||3rd|
|World Indoor Championships||Budapest, Hungary||Triple jump||1st||Indoor world record|
|2005||IAAF Golden League||European circuit||Triple jump||1st||Won USD 1 million jackpot|
|2006||European Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||Triple jump||1st|
|2007||World Championships||Osaka, Japan||Long jump||1st|
|2008||Summer Olympics||Beijing, PR China||Triple jump||2nd|
|2009||World Championships||Berlin, Germany||Triple jump||6th|
Maurren Higa Maggi
|Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance